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Universal Media Server 9.8.1

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 9.8.1 changelog:


  • Improved speed of renderers and UMS recognizing each other
  • Reduced network and CPU loads associated with renderer discovery
  • Improved loading of external libraries
  • Fixed older macOS auto-updating to UMS for newer macOS
  • Fixed quickrun scripts for developers
  • Fixed not removing the Windows service firewall rule on uninstall

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • English (United Kingdom) (33%)
  • German (98%)
  • Slovak (98%)


  • Bump assertj-core from 3.16.1 to 3.17.1
  • Bump git-commit-id-plugin from 4.0.1 to 4.0.2
  • Bump junrar from 6.0.1 to 7.3.0
  • Bump maven-resources-plugin from 3.1.0 to 3.2.0
  • Bump MediaInfo from 18.12 to 20.08
  • Bump oshi-core from 5.2.2 to 5.2.5

Download: Universal Media Server 9.8.1 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website

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