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Universal Media Server


Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. It was originally based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The program streams or transcodes video, audio and image formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by FFmpeg, MEncoder, tsMuxeR, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats.

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
File size:79.1MB
Old versions available
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6.5.1 (October 02, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version 6.5.1 released

We have improved support for many filetypes and devices, improved performance, squashed bugs, reduced CPU usage, and more!

Changes since 6.5.0:

Added Dolby Atmos detection
Added renderer config setting RemoveTagsFromSRTSubtitles
Config file fixes and improvements
Reduced CPU usage
Improved adherence to DLNA standards
Restart button changes to red when a restart is required
Fixed audio channel parsing
Fixed audio pitch when transcoding some files
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Added support for VLC for desktop
Improved seeking support on AnyCast
Improved support for some filetypes on VLC for iOS
Improved support for Panasonic E6 TVs
Improved support for AVI files on XBMC
Updated jaudiotagger to 2.2.5
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.88
Updated NSIS to 2.5.1
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The newest version has a bug where it won't play any files with a srt subtitle,gives an error message saying file not found.

Posted March 26, 2015 by johns0. Tool version 5.1.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I've tested Universal Media Server and it works well with my Samsung Bluray player. My primary DLNA server is Serviio since it's faster for me but occasionally Serviio has a problem with a video file type and I then switch to Universal Media Server.
I've tried many of the DLNA media servers and the only ones I like are Universal Media Server and Serviio.

Posted July 12, 2013 by danzeb. Tool version 2.6.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This is by far on my top 3 list of media servers, this one and Serviio does the job for me. On my wishlist for this software it will be a cleaver metadata system such as serviio has, maybe make it work together with IMDB.

I have NEVER had any problems with this software. I used to use PS3 mediaserver but I uninstalled it when I found Universal Media server and I will never go back to PS3 Mediaserver.

Posted July 12, 2013 by JackDanielZ. Tool version 2.6.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

This is probably the worst dnla server, its just a ps3 media server clone!
Video freezes and even slower than even ps3 media server. Whoever did this just cloned ps3 media server with fancier buttons.

Doesnt come close to Serviio Media Server - the best and most feature packed server.
Serviio is soo much easier to use.

Posted April 22, 2013 by aziztt. Tool version 2.6.2 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

UMS is the best media server, it is packed with features and customizations that allow it to run just how I want it to.

Posted February 18, 2013 by SubJunk. Tool version 2.4.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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