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Universal Media Server 9.7.2 [Update]

Universal Media Server

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

To see a comparison of popular media servers, click here.

Universal Media Server 9.7.1 changelog:


  • Implemented the minimize on startup option on macOS
  • Added dates to the debug log zip (thanks, midhun1998!)
  • Added profiling logging for the database
  • Windows installer stops the existing service if it is running
  • Windows installer starts the service if the checkbox is enabled at the end and the service is installed, instead of starting the GUI
  • Windows installer does not try to start the GUI on computer startup if the service is installed
  • GUI warns about using it as a GUI when it is already installed as a service
  • The service uses our bundled Java instead of the system one
  • Changed the default AC-3 transcoding bitrate to 448 for better transcoding compatibility

Translation updates via Crowdin:

  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (99%)
  • English (United Kingdom) (25%)
  • Finnish (100%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) (100%)
  • Russian (93%)
  • Slovak (98%)
  • Spanish (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Ukrainian (17%)

Dependencies updates:

  • Bump maven-site-plugin from 3.9.0 to 3.9.1
  • Bump oshi-core from 5.1.2 to 5.2.0
  • Bump rome from 1.13.1 to 1.14.1
  • Bump spotbugs-maven-plugin from 4.0.0 to 4.0.4

Changes in v9.7.2:


  • Fixed HTTPS and authentication in the web interface (thanks, outnos!)
  • Fixed Windows service
  • Fixed auto updater getting stuck on program startup
  • Fixed high CPU usage for some users
  • Fixed fontconfig warning


  • Added support for Sony STR-DN1080 AV Receiver (thanks, GurliGebis!)
  • Fixed detection of newer versions of VLC on Apple TV (thanks, ajkessel!)

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • Bulgarian (100%)
  • French (100%)
  • Hungarian (100%)

Download: Universal Media Server 9.7.2 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website

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