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Universal Media Server 9.8.0

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.

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Universal Media Server 9.8.0 changelog:


  • Started releasing two macOS builds which fixed MEncoder not working on 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Improved support for ASF, MKV, MP4, MPEG-PS, MPEG-TS, and WMV videos by adding and improving accuracy of DLNA.ORG_PN values (thanks for testing, carlosvsilva!)
  • Reduced CPU use and video/audio quality by muxing some supported streams with FFmpeg instead of transcoding
  • Other DLNA compatibility fixes, including sending correct framerates, color depths, and audio channel counts
  • Improved load time on web interface with many files by 10x or more (thanks, outnos!)
  • Fixed forced network interface not always persisting
  • Fixed Safari login prompts with HTTPS on web interface (thanks, outnos!)
  • Fixed not displaying the Minimize on startup option in GUI on macOS
  • Fixed Windows installer not adding a Windows Firewall exception for the service


  • Improved support for Philips PUS 6500 Series TVs
  • Improved support for AVI files on Panasonic Viera VT60 TVs
  • Improved support for Samsung Q7 Series TVs
  • Fixed detection of Panasonic Viera DX Series TVs
  • Fixed detection of Samsung Q9 TVs
  • Fixed detection of Samsung Soundbar MS750
    Fixed false-detection of XBMC

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • Danish (100%)
  • Korean (34%)


  • Bump AdoptOpenJDK to 14.0.2
  • Bump git-commit-id-plugin from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1
  • Bump jna-version from 5.5.0 to 5.6.0
  • Bump junrar from 4.0.0 to 6.0.1
  • Bump oshi-core from 5.2.1 to 5.2.2
  • Bump rome from 1.14.1 to 1.15.0
  • Bump twelvemonkeys-imageio-version from 3.5 to 3.6

Download: Universal Media Server 9.8.0 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website

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