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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog for PS3 Media Server


PS3 Media Server 1.90.1

Engines:
FFmpeg Video, FFMpeg Web Video and FFmpeg Web Audio:
Fix issue that prevented plugins extending FFmpegWebAudio and FFmpegWebVideo safely
Updated FFmpeg for Windows
MEncoder Video:
Fix for spaces in font names breaking playback
Misc:
Fixed regression with tsMuxer and H264 support
Restored Java support for file names with special characters on Mac OS X.


PS3 Media Server 1.90

Engines:
FFmpeg Video, FFmpeg Web Audio and FFmpeg Web Video:
Add FFmpeg Web Audio engine
General improvements of usability and stability
Support for lossless video remuxing if supported by renderer
Support for AC-3 and DTS audio tracks remuxing
Support for external SRT and SSA/ASS subtitles
Support for auto charset detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles
tsMuxeR:
Regression: restore the pre-1.82.0 compatibility logic
VLC Web Video:
Fix NPE
Support for external subtitles (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Renderers:
Xbox 360: improved quality
Improved Sony Blu-ray Player support (thanks, skeptical)
Send thumbnails properly to Samsung 2012 ES and EH models (thanks, dmitche3!)
Added renderer profiles (thanks, UMS developers):
KalemSoft Media Player
Netgear NeoTV
Onkyo TX-NR717
Sharp Aquos TVs
Showtime 4 PS3 homebrew player
Sony Bravia EX620 series TVs
Sony Bravia W6/W8/W9 (thanks, gui17aume)
Sony Home Theatre Systems
Telstra T-Box
VideoWeb TV
Vizio Smart TV
Yamaha RX-V3900
Transcode folder:
Add entries for audio files
Add missing entries for video files
Add entries for web video and web audio files
Allow the chapter folder prefix to be localized
Hide chapter folders if the duration of the video is less than the chapter length
Don't hide engine names in the #--TRANSCODE--# folder if hide_enginenames is true
Language updates:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)
Updated French translation (thanks, gui17aume)
Misc:
A lot of backports from UMS (thanks, all UMS developers!)
Windows: system-wide Java installation is not needed anymore, now we bundle private JRE with installer
Fix duplicate entries in DVD/playlist/feed folders: GC566, GC636, GC1483, GH13
More accurate checks for reference frame counts to allow more videos to be remuxed rather than transcoded
Removed obsolete MPlayerAudio, MPlayerWebAudio and MPlayerWebVideoDump engines
Filename display formats can now be set at the profile level as well as per-renderer
More detailed logging to improve diagnostics and simplify issue reporting
Fix generation of music subfolders in iTunes Library (thanks, gui17aume)
Build Windows installer with bundled JRE for 32-bit systems (PMS-setup-full.exe)
Build Windows installer with bundled JRE for 64-bit systems (PMS-setup-full-x64.exe)
Build Windows installer without bundled JRE (PMS-setup-without-jre.exe)
Removed silent JRE download and installation within PMS.exe wrapper if no private or public JREs are found. Prompt user to run PMS-setup-full.exe instead
Show user GPL licence during Windows installation
Windows installer now runs PS3 Media Server with normal user rights after installation is complete
Windows installer localization.
New Mac OSX installer with bundled JRE (pms-setup-macosx.tar.gz)
Added configuration option for forcing renderer per IP address (#115)


PS3 Media Server 1.82

Engines:
- dcraw Thumbnailer:
- Fix image transcoding
- Add support for more extensions
- FFmpeg:
- Fix bug that disabled FFmpeg for compatible files
- Fix audio channel selection (thanks, valib)
- MEncoder Video:
- Fixed bug that caused embedded subtitles to be displayed instead of external (thanks, SubJunk)
- Fixed handling of per-renderer aspect-ratio settings (thanks, ExSport)
- tsMuxeR:
- Fixed 24-bit FLAC support with tsMuxeR (thanks, SubJunk)
- Fix bug that disabled tsMuxeR for compatible files
- VLC:
- Fix looping playback
- Add multi-threading support (GC1234: thanks, ccampora)
- Misc:
- New engine: VLCWebVideo ("vlcwebvideo")
- Clean up engine names

Renderers:
- PS3: TV series with sound problems after "previously on" block should now play normally with the "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled (thanks, SubJunk)

Language updates:
- Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)

Misc:
- Fix issue with VirtualBox and PMS launchers (thanks, thepadawan42)
- Added support for M4A files encoded with Fraunhofer AAC
- Upgrade Thumbnailator to 0.4.4 to fix out-of-memory errors (thanks, coobird)


PS3 Media Server 1.81

Engines:
FFmpeg:
- Add/fix audio channel options
- Build script: add HTTPS support

WEB.conf:
- Add support for the file:// protocol
- Match protocols (e.g. mms://...) before extensions (e.g. http://example.com/foo.mms)

Misc:
- Media Parser v1: fix audio channel parsing
- Fix for "Can't assign requested address" bug after update to Java 1.6.0_45 on Mac OS


PS3 Media Server 1.80

Regressions:
- Re-allow all transcode engines to be disabled
PMS.conf:
- FFmpeg has been renamed ffmpeg_video_custom_options and now defaults to null
Renderers:
- Document TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles
- Panasonic TVs: Add "exclusive" option to SeekByTime to work around a transcoding issue
- PS3: Restore seek-by-time support for streaming
- Android: allowing chunked transfer
- AirPlayer & iPad/iPhone: transcoding to WMV format gives better results
- Improved support for Sony Bravia HX (thanks, mazey!)
- Improved streaming support for some renderers (thanks, ExSport!)
Engines:
FFmpeg Video and FFmpeg Web Video:
- Support all three TranscodeVideo profiles: WMV, MPEGTSAC3 and MPEGPSAC3
- Preserve source video quality
FFmpeg Video:
- Custom FFmpeg options are now read before each transcode rather than only at startup
(parity with custom MEncoder options)
- Rescale videos larger than the renderer's max height/width
- Updated to use "wmav2" codec (#1583)
FFmpeg Audio: support all TranscodeAudio profiles
VLC:
- Added support for VLC as engine (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
Language updates:
- Updated Brazilian translation (thanks, Bruno Arueira!)
- Updated Catalan translation (thanks, oscaroe!)
- Updated simplified Chinese translation (thanks, lovenemesis!)
- Updated Italian translation (thanks, nocciola82!)
Misc:
- Fixed bug that prevents PMS running multiple profiles concurrently
- Fixed NPE when responding to DLNA subtitle requests
- Fixed NPE for empty soapactions
- Image thumbnailer:
- Added thumbnail support for TIFF and other formats
- Trapped exception when handling unsupported formats
- Fixed response to M-SEARCH "ssdp:all" message (thanks, ler0y!)
- Fixed fontconfig configuration for Mac OSX, improving subtitle quality
- Moved several transcoding settings from MEncoder to Common transcoding settings
- Layout improvements to remove scroll bars where possible
- Help is now context sensitive


PS3 Media Server 1.72

Regressions:
- Fixed bug that occurred when using ShowDVDTitleDuration
- Fixed bug that caused embedded subtitles to be displayed when subtitles are disabled
- Fixed bug in handling of filenames with embedded $ characters
Engines:
- Removed option to automatically switch to tsMuxeR (available manually via the #--TRANSCODE--# folder)


PS3 Media Server 1.71

Windows:
- Updated MEncoder and MPlayer to SB41
- Updated ffmpeg to 1.0 (Zeranoe Build 2012-10-10)
- Fixed file permissions bug
Mac OS X subtitles:
- Changed audio/subtitle defaults to accept anything
- Removed fontconfig from MEncoder for improved subs compatibility
Renderers:
- Improved Android.conf video support
- Added support for Samsung SMT-G7400 (UPC Horizon)
- Fixed bug that prevented Galaxy Nexus pictures displaying
Language updates:
- Updated Chinese Traditional translation (thanks, mcc!)
- Added Turkish icon
Misc:
- Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.60 (GC1508)
- Updated h2 database to 1.3.168 (thanks, valib!)
- Improve handling of initialization errors
- Fixed possible error while loading iPhoto library (GC1523)
- Fixed bug where disabled engines could be selected in the #--TRANSCODE--# folder
- Added options for renderer-specific file name formats
- Added ffmpeg build script


PS3 Media Server 1.70.1

Add new default web video engine: FFMpeg Web Video
Add support for new web protocols: mmsh:// and mmst://
Sort files alphanumerically by default e.g. Episode 2 before Episode 10
Auto encoding detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages
(leave "Subtitles codepage" option blank)
Improved handling of UTF-8 external subtitles
Localized #--TRANSCODE--# folder name
PMS.conf:
- Added transcode_folder_name option to allow #--TRANSCODE--# folder name to be customized (issue GC963)
Make example PMS.conf behave more like built-in defaults
Restore maximum buffer size to 600 MB (was 400 MB)
Prevented image distortion on some DLNA clients with "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled
Don't show entries for disabled engines in #--TRANSCODE--# folder
Allow Traces tab panel to auto-scroll (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
Revert changes to SMP-N100.conf that conflict with Sony Blu-ray players and break MKV support (thanks, mrw1986)
Replaced ImageMagick with Thumbnailator for thumbnail generation
Fix FFmpeg engine's handling of unsupported custom options (thanks, ajamess)
Fixed FFmpeg command line arguments used by tsMuxeR video
Added new renderer: Yamaha RX-A1010 (thanks, merelin)
Language updates:
- Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)
- Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO)
Fix DNLA 2114 errors when scanning non-readable subfolders with "hide empty folders" enabled
Renderers:
- Deprecate misnamed TranscodeVideo profile MPEGAC3: use MPEGPSAC3 instead
- Document and clean up TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles
Linux tarball: fix "cannot find tsMuxeR" error
MEncoder:
- disable AC-3 remux if audio track has delay
- disable DTS and LPCM remuxing if tsMuxeR engine is unavailable


PS3 Media Server 1.60.0

Enabled FFmpeg video player for all platforms
Added support for PGS (Blu-ray) subtitles
Added support for TX3G (MPEG-4 Timed Text) subtitles
Added support for VobSub (DVD) subtitles in MP4 container
Better handling of embedded SSA/ASS subs styling
Fixed audio track selection for MP4s and MOVs
Fixed DV videos detection
Added support for WebM videos downloaded from YouTube
Optimized CBRVideoBitrate value for Panasonic TVs (thanks, ExSport!)
Added new renderer: Sony SMP-N100 (thanks, mrw1986 and guillepalao!)
Language updates:
- Catalan translation update (thanks, aseques!)
- Simplified Chinese translation update (thanks, lovenemesis!)
Localized audio and subtitle priority defaults


PS3 Media Server 1.54.0

Added LPCM transcoding option for all audio tracks
Added DTS HD-MA support up to 7.1 channels: DTS core remux, LPCM and AC3 transcoding
Added Dolby TrueHD support up to 7.1 channels: LPCM (recommended) and AC3 (buggy for 7.1) transcoding
Added workaround for 2.0 384 kbits AC3 PS3 audio bug
Added support for DirecTV HR series (thanks, DeFlanko!)
Added support for LG's Smart TV Upgrader (LG 600ST)
Added support for Yamaha RX-V671 (thanks, adresd!)
Added support for OPPO BDP-83 and OPPO BDP-93 (thanks, adresd!)
Fixed bug that occurred when resetting cache
Made buffer display in megabytes instead of bytes
Fixed overscan compensation bug on some renderers (thanks to tMH for reporting the bug!)
Updated MPlayer for OSX to SB32
Language updates:
- CZE translation update (thanks, valib)


PS3 Media Server 1.53.0

Fix global custom MEncoder options
Re-fix NPE when toggling HTTP Engine V2
Fix startup for symlinked PMS.sh (#1356) (thanks, Matthijs!)
Added documentation to PMS.conf (thanks, Hagar!)
Updated JNA to support multiarch directories on Linux (#1152)
- Fix test/startup error caused by conflicting JNA versions
Language updates:
- added Arabic
- added Hebrew (thanks, zvi-yamin!)
- CZE translation update (thanks, valib)
- Layout support for right-to-left languages added
Added option to select and force the default renderer
Fixed Samsung 2012 TVs timeout (thanks, troop!)
Added support for D-link DSM-510 (thanks, glenrocks!)
Updated MPlayer build script to SB32
Fix "value too long" SQL exceptions
If renderer has not specified a maximum height/width, default to 1920x1080
Initial fix for Samsung 2012 TVs (thanks, troop!)
Linux: load system-wide defaults from /etc/skel if user's profile not found
Added recognition for AcePlayer app (thanks, md.versi!)
Fix parsing of <real> in plist preventing iPhoto libraries from working
Added Plugin development guide (thanks, glebb)


PS3 Media Server 1.52.1

Updated MPlayer to SB29 which fixes AC3 audio sync
Allow JRE 6 instead of just JRE 7
Language updates:
- added Turkish (thanks, BrYaNT!)
- updated Bulgarian (thanks, JORDITO!)
- updated Catalan (thanks, aseques!)
- updated Czech (thanks, valib!)
- updated English labels
Reading genre from media (thanks, nielsb!)


PS3 Media Server 1.52

Fix program starting on Linux
Support videos with resolutions that are not divisible by 4
Improved overscan-compensation
Fixed the display of Hebrew subtitles
Improvements to logging
Language updates:
- Czech (thanks, valib!)


PS3 Media Server 1.51

Fix StartStopListener callbacks for HTTP Engine V1
Surface playback start/stop events
Make video quality presets localizable
Fixed OSX log message about font definitions
Fixed double wrapping of streams causing stuttering
Added MPEG4 ASP with Qpel support for PS3
Allow 15fps video
MediaInfo link added to the About tab
Updated to latest versions of libraries (codec, jdom, logback and slf4j)
Various stability and speed improvements
Updated JRE autodownload to 7u3 from 7u2
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder to SB28
Updated ImageMagick Convert to 6.7.6
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.54
More reliable selection of correct audio channels
Improved fast-forward and rewind support


PS3 Media Server 1.50.1

Improved audio/video synchronisation when using tsMuxeR
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB22 from SB18
Language updates:
Russian (thanks, Tianuchka!)
Clarified some settings in all languages
Fixed delay when entering the media server
Improved support for Samsung AllShare devices
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.53 from 0.7.51
Updated JRE auto-download to 7u2 from 7u1
Updated FFmpeg to r35509 from r31564
Added country code thumbnails (Thanks, happy-neko!)
Fixed #1274


PS3 Media Server 1.50.0

Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see http://tinyurl.com/3qtgk5k for more details
Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
Language updates:
Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
Updated Dutch translation
Clarified English language labels
Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
Renderer image improvements
Improvements to tab layouts
Maximum bandwidth setting works
Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of "stuttering playback" reports
Recognise forced subtitles (thanks, ExSport!)
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows and OSX from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it's connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.51 from 0.7.47
New natural sort option for file order: Alphanumeric (e.g. Season 2 before Season 10)
Always allow "Restart Server" button (#1186)
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to r31564 from r30656
We now support Samsung AllShare, along with our existing support for Samsung WiseLink
Allow to configure subtitle color if using PMS in headless mode (#1280)


PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 beta 2

Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see http://tinyurl.com/3qtgk5k for more details
Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
Updated Dutch translation
Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
Renderer image improvements
Improvements to tab layouts
Maximum bandwidth setting works
Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of "stuttering playback" reports
Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
Recognise forced subtitles
Clarified English language labels
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it's connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.50 from 0.7.47


PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 beta 1

Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see http://tinyurl.com/3qtgk5k for more details
Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
Updated Dutch translation
Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
Renderer image improvements
Improvements to tab layouts
Maximum bandwidth setting works
Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of "stuttering playback" reports
Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
Recognise forced subtitles
Clarified English language labels
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it's connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.50 from 0.7.47


PS3 Media Server 1.40.0

Updated OS X MPlayer to enable external VOBsub, ASS/SSA and Fribidi support
Allow update checks to be performed manually (Windows only)
Allow automatic update checks to be enabled (Windows only)
Simplify PMS customization for packagers of custom builds
Logging fix for headless configurations
Added experimental support for iPad / iPhone renderers
Fixed DVD ISO playback on OS X (thanks, jjmojojjmojo!)
Added support for the AirPlayer app
Added support for Samsung TV model SEC_HHP_TV (thanks, coax-!)
Added Aperture support on OS X (thanks, coax-!)
Added thumbnail support for images (some code from http://www.rayinblu.com/ps3mediaserver)
The cache is now reset after each upgrade/downgrade (for versions higher than 1.40.0)
Files with the extension *.vdr are now recognized as MPG videos
Added support for JPEG Multi-Picture Format (.mpo) files
Added support for chunking renderers like Sony Bluray (thanks, infidel, WorldOfHurt and patters!)
Updated Italian translation (thanks, nocciola82!)
Fixed bug that would often limit streaming buffer to 50 MB.
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to r30656 from r30172
Updated French translation (thanks, danielha!)
Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
Added support for regular ASS/SSA subtitles (before we only supported the more popular "advanced" kind)
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.47 from 0.7.44
Updated JRE autodownload to 6u27 from 6u26
Removed IP/hostname from Status tab (still shown in Traces)
Updated libraries (codec, gson, jgoodies, logback and netty)


PS3 Media Server 1.40.0 Beta 2

Updated OS X MPlayer to enable external VOBsub, ASS/SSA and Fribidi support
Allow update checks to be performed manually (Windows only)
Allow automatic update checks to be enabled (Windows only)
Simplify PMS customization for packagers of custom builds
Logging fix for headless configurations
Added experimental support for iPad / iPhone
Fixed DVD ISO playback on OS X (thanks, jjmojojjmojo!)
Added support for the AirPlayer app
Added support for Samsung TV model SEC_HHP_TV (thanks, coax-!)
Added Aperture support on OS X (thanks, coax-!)
Added thumbnail support for images (some code from http://www.rayinblu.com/ps3mediaserver)
The cache is now reset after each up- or downgrade (for versions higher than 1.40.0)
Files with the extension *.vdr are now being recognized as MPG videos


PS3 Media Server 1.31.0 Beta 1

Updated OS X MPlayer to enable external VOBsub, ASS/SSA and Fribidi support
allow update checks to be performed manually (Windows only)
allow automatic update checks to be enabled (Windows only)
simplify PMS customization for packagers of custom builds
logging fix for headless configurations
Added experimental support for iPad / iPhone
Fixed DVD ISO playback on OS X (thanks, jjmojojjmojo!)
Added support for the AirPlayer app
Added support for Samsung TV model SEC_HHP_TV (thanks, coax-!)
Added Aperture support on OS X (thanks, coax-!)
Added thumbnail support for images (some code from http://www.rayinblu.com/ps3mediaserver)


PS3 Media Server 1.30.1

Fixed bug that caused very slow iTunes library parsing


PS3 Media Server 1.30.0

Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers) - see SVN changelog for more details
Updated OS X binaries (FFmpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer) to fix an AC3 bug and improve internal VOBsub display quality
Consistent use of logging framework
ASS/SSA subtitles disabled by default on Linux and OS X
Multithreaded MEncoder enabled by default on multithreaded CPUs
Subtitles stay within confines of original frame when using overscan compensation
Made transcoding tab resizing consistent for all sizes
Fixed DTS audio support with FFmpeg
MEncoder supports DTS-ES (6.1 channels) audio
Handles unknown audio channels
Change maximum number of plugins to 30 from 4
Improved MP4 support
New Korean translation (thanks, mrahn80)
Fixed bug where config sometimes wouldn't save on Windows 7


PS3 Media Server 1.25.1

Overscan compensation bug fixed


PS3 Media Server 1.25.0

Overscan compensation feature added for MEncoder
Return of the official OS X build, thanks for your patience!
MEncoder no longer crashes when using more then 8 cores
New build script for OS X that builds all dependencies (big thanks to Raptor399)
Overscan compensation support for MEncoder
French translation fixed


PS3 Media Server 1.24.0

New icon on OS X
Added Bulgarian and Brazilian Portuguese translation (thanks to jordito and gelo)
Updated Polish, French, German and Portuguese translation
tsMuxeR handles mov files
Updated FFmpeg to r30172 from r28671
Updated JRE auto-dl
Forcing MEncoder via the TRANSCODE folder ignores tsMuxeR
Fixed support for renderers including Panasonic TVs
Improved RAR support
Updated libraries for OS X build
Lots of fixes to the OS X build process so now it works
Support for multi-language VOBsub subtitles
It's possible to remove hard drives from list if they are no longer connected (thanks, spots)


PS3 Media Server 1.23.0

Fixed Windows service
Windows service now starts automatically with the computer
Sony Bravia Z5500 (and possibly others) work again
Fixed PS3 not being detected for some users
Support cellphone/smartphone (3gp) videos
Windows service is uninstalled with program
Detect Popcorn Hour and WDTV live more reliably
English, Russian and Dutch language updates


PS3 Media Server 1.22.0

Many file compatibility bugs fixed (particularly MKV, MP4 and DVD ISO)
Help tab improved
Improved alphabetical file sorting (old method is still there for those who liked it)
Language fixes and updates
Added custom profiles
Added new renderers: Sony HX7, Bravia NX8, Panasonic Viera range
Network traffic prioritised properly (thanks to bgm)
48fps videos are now supported
Various other fixes


PS3 Media Server 1.21.1 is released

This is an important release for Windows users.

Changelog wrote:Rollback MPlayer for Windows to fix critical subtitle bug
Add extra information to Windows uninstaller
Fix NPE when toggling HTTP Engine V2


PS3 Media Server 1.21.0 is released

There have been so many changes since the previous release.
Here is a changelog of most of the biggest changes:

Support new devices: Android, Nokia N900
Improved support for XBMC
Support MKV header compression in most MKV files (less "data corrupted" errors)
VOBsub subtitles are now supported on Windows
Multithreaded MEncoder works on more things now
Bandwidth optimisations
New Help tab
More file sorting options
Improve error logging
Buffer reports more accurately
Properly support MEncoder multithreading on newer CPUs
Updated MEncoder and FFMPEG
Processes ended properly on Linux
Many images added and updated in the program and Windows installer
Support thumbnails for other aspect ratios than 16:9
Support double-NTSC framerates
Added DVD & VOBsub subtitle quality option for MEncoder (AKA subtitle anti-aliasing support)
Many language fixes and improvements
Config files are saved in AppData on Windows now instead of the install directory
Folder names containing commas are now handled correctly when loading settings on startup (thanks, Targeter)
GameTrailers support fixed
WEB.conf parsed properly now
iTunes library loads much faster
Newer version of JRE is automatically downloaded for users who don't have it
Window size tweaked to support lower resolutions better
Internal scrollbars added for when content overflows
Improved audio parsing
Updated many dependencies
Fixed DVR-MS support
Fixed LPCM audio streaming
Improved support for plugins
Improved support for VLC Media Player
Fixed many minor bugs


changelog between r412 and r409:

Fixes for PS3 3.50 firmware, see http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7836&start=150


changelog between r409 and r400:

UTF8 issues ?
No more crashes on Linux/OSX
MP4 Video Cover Art
Other small issues
Performance changes with videos folder scan


changelog between r400 and r397:

Fixes: mp4 transcode/remux regression / Http server start regression / Mplayer thumbnails mode / Better DLNA (regarding totalmatches)


changelog between r397 and r392:

- Fix no thumbnails mode
- DRM files detection
- MediaInfo64 / Better divx, avi/ac3, wmv support, also Skip/Force transcode management


changelog between r392 and r381:

Major change: Could introduce regression issues, streaming/transcoding detection issues
MediaInfo support by default for PS3/XBOX, ongoing work on other renderers:
-> Faster XMB navigation (faster parsing, plus file list appears before thumbnails generation)
-> Proper auto detection of non supported files (PS3: Mpeg w/ DTS, Qpel/Gmc/H264 AVI files, Apple Lossless AAC files, 6 channels WMV, etc.)
OS X: Dropped official support for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Intel processors without 64bit support (anything older then Core 2)
Issues with some audio m4a and video mp4 files (wrong mime types)
Slowdown on FLAC media library scan


changelog between r381 and r369:

- Mplayer builds from 2010-01-19 (Regular and MT): http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php
- DVD ISO muxing enabled by default + DTS support (need some tests :p). It's an option in the transcode settings panel
- New Mplayer build font cache should build if needed at start
- Definitive removal of the tsmuxer mpeg parser (slow and now unnecessary with recent ffmpeg builds)
- New option to avoid music files resampling
- Better support for simultaneous usage with several ps3s/renderers (need tests as well)
- Better support for Sony Bravia TVs for all regions (no need to tweak that conf file by hand)
- 5.0 Audio channel support
- Small fixes


PS3 Media Server v1.11.369 Beta

changelog between r369 and r366:

- Newest Windows binaries of FFmpeg, mplayer and mencoder. Mencoder-mt is *not* updated: you can try the one from sherpya here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer ... z/download
- Auto rotation of images based on EXIF orientation, only on PS3
- New option to start basic streaming in the #transcode folder (request of meskibob)
- Static UUID, multiple server instances appearing on the renderer should be a thing of the past
- A few bugfixes


PS3 Media Server v1.11.366 Beta

changelog between r366 and r363:

- Some changes on Sony, Philips renderer support
- Fix bug with subtitles search on large dir browsing

changelog between r363 and r356:

- Ability to choose the subtitles color
- Audio transcoding to 48kHz by default on PS3 (new renderer parameter 'TranscodeAudioTo441kHz', feel free to tweak it)
- Support of HTTP chunk encoding (from the client side)
- Regional profiles support for Bravia TVs
- New renderer parameter (see 'TranscodedVideoFileSize', for Samsung/Philips TVs maybe)
- iTunes library support on Windows

changelog between r356 and r350:

- Case insensitive files order
- *.txt subtitles files
- oma and aa3 atrack files playable on ps3
- Fixed slow a/v out of sync on xbox360
- Pseudo chapters interval support via #Transcoded folder
- better XBMC and FreeboxHD support
- Fixed http server stop
- Fixed bug in the transcode buffer handling (+10 minutes FLAC files / Radio)
- Tiny media library admin web interface

- Changes / Features

Externalization of PS3/Xbox playback profiles, it's now possible to create profiles for any media renderer
Includes preliminary support for Sony Bravia, Popcorn Hour, Samsung Wiselink, Freebox HD
Handling of UTF8 and UTF16 encoding, and case insensitive external subtitles
CUE playlist support
Pseudo chapters support via the #Transcoded folder
DVD ISO thumbnails
Updated tsMuxeR binaries (better H264 camcorders support)
Windows: Launcher now detects Java 64 bits if installed
Windows: Updated mencoder/mplayer/ffmpeg builds
OSX: tsMuxeR and FLAC binaries are now available in this build, this adds a lot of features on Mac which were previously only available on Windows or Linux (like DTS and remux support)
OSX: iPhoto and iTunes library support (thanks to Pedro Simoes)
OSX: Native look, now looks like a Mac application
OSX: Updated mencoder/mplayer/ffmpeg builds, support for FriBidi
OSX: Updated build script to make a bundle or dmg automatically (thanks to Josh Klun)
New translations: Czech (thanks to Mila), Danish (thanks to Niclas Gleesborg), Slovenian (thanks to Rob Wall)

- Fixes

New and experimental HTTP engine: better media renderer support / no more random sound cuts when playing mp3s
Fixed slow a/v out of sync on Xbox360 ?
Media library major speed and size improvements (you may have to reset the library)
Improved fix for the stopped videos issue
Better support for mkvs with NTSC video track
Fixed spaces usage in the audio/subtitles configurations
Fixed black screen with some AVC videos badly flagged at L4.1
Fixed cover art files not always read
Fixed bug with multiple playlist in one folder
OSX: Reopening of the main window after you closed it is now possible, also fixes start as minimized (thanks to grcvoodoorush)
OSX: Configuration file now stored outside of the bundle so that you don't lose your settings when you upgrade to a new version (thanks to grcvoodoorush)
OSX: Unicode files are now playable (thanks to Thierry Pittet)


PS3 Media Server v1.10.5

- Fixes:

Regression in FLAC playback
Fixed subtitles font detection on Windows
Flaw in the transcode/remux buffer, in some cases, the video stopped after a few minutes
Cache bug when streaming web medias
Duplicate items issue on Linux
Upnp alive message sent sooner at the start of the server


PS3 Media Server v1.10.1

ok, sorry for the false start... we just saw there was an annoying bug in the cyclic buffer when video was remuxed. I'm thinking it will impact only a few people but I prefer to make a quick v1.10.1 before it's too late :)


PS3 Media Server v1.10

- Changes / Features : Windows/Linux

DTS / DTS-HD core audio tracks are now streamable without reencoding (DVD ISOs not supported yet)
New Option: unification of Mencoder/tsMuxer engines, including:
. Automatic choice between H264 muxing or transcoding, based on AVC Level 4.1 compatibility and subtitles configuration
. Remux on the fly any H264 content from MOV, MP4, and AVI containers (ex: Apple HD Trailers)
. This option is enabled by default and can be disabled via the #Video Settings# virtual menu if anything goes wrong
TS/M2TS support improvement
2 channels downmixing support with PCM conversion

- Changes / Features : All Platforms

XBox 360 unofficial support (Pictures/Music/Videos : WMV8/WMA2 transcoding)
Mencoder archive handling (no seeking support)
Simplified copy (always available, no more option), and much faster with remuxed videos
Alternate subtitles directory
Multi language external subtitles support
Alternate cover art folder and <video>.jpg additional support (along existing <video>.<ext>.cover.jpg)
Automatic album art download from amazon or discogs
Option to display more recents file first in a directory
Ability to generate video thumbnails with Mplayer
New translations: Romanian (thanks to Marinescu Alexandru Cezar), Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese (thanks to KK Tong)
Updated translations: Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish

- Fixes

Reworked RSS parsing (youtube playlists)
Reworked Audio/Subtitles tracks handling
Better stability in LPCM and DTS handling
Fixed LPCM channel ordering
Wrong font detection on some systems: subtitles weren't loaded
Fixed tsMuxer crash at the end of file
Modified UPNP discovery [work in progress]


Current PS3 Media Server is v1.04, Here's the changelog with previous version:

- Changes / Features

. New option to enable video copy on ps3
. RAW images thumbnail support: CR2/CRW/PEF/NEF/ORF/SRF/MRW/DNG/ARW/RAF
. New extensions supported: SHN/M2V/M2P
. tsMuxer engine can now mux or reencode in AC3/PCM all audio tracks in real time
. Add the experimental mencoder build for multicore on OSX
. DVR-MS remuxer now included by default in Windows package
. New translations: Spanish (thanks to Jose from http://www.playstationhoy.com), Dutch (thanks to Vincent Meylof), German (thanks to Jeuki), Russian (thanks to Peter Klassen), Polish (thanks to Maciej Bocian), Greek (thanks to Alexander Polichroniadis), Portuguese (thanks to Hugo Sousa), Finnish (thanks to Ove Sentlig), Norwegian (thanks to Ball80 and Topguy), Swedish (thanks to Dusan Ilic) and Japanese (thanks to Yu)

- Fixes

. tsMuxer's AC3/LPCM encode/muxing + Mencoder's LPCM remuxing now working on Linux
. Fixed LPCM seeking issue
. Fixed regression with PicasaWeb images feed
. Changes in subtitles loading / Fonts support (Default/ASS/Embedded Fonts)
. Fixed channels order with tsMuxer engine's DTS->AC3 option
. Transcode buffer wasn't fully released after end of video
. Fixed bug with shared folders selection on Windows
. Fixed periodic alive messages sent to ps3
. Better dvr-ms media info retrieval
. Updated ffmpeg/mplayer/mencoder/mt builds on Windows and OSX (slight H264 speedup for singlecore)
. Buffer issues with transcoded audio files lasting more than 10 minutes
. Fixed RSS parsing with some feeds


v1.03

- Changes / Features

Customize encoding parameters (along with default ones) for any given container/codec/property combination (purpose: A/V sync, playback issues, and tweaking for advanced users)
Ability to select networking interface
OSX 10.4 Tiger support (Intel only)
Settings reorganization
M4V now streamed by default, you have to enter the #Transcoded# folder to force the transcode (like AVI files)
WMA now transcoded by default
Italian localization
WINDOWS ONLY: Use (only with 720p/1080p H264 content) an experimental mencoder build for multicores
New OSX icon (thanks to Jakob Karlsson)
Added a "Skip/Force transcode extensions" option added if default settings don't suit you
Possibility to only remux AC3 audio tracks and not reencoded them

- Fixes

Default platform charset issue
Transcode buffer optimization on Windows
Application crash on Windows when too many widechars filenames were parsed
Audio tracks sorted by track number (if present) in media library
Better filenames/subtitles management (m2ts/ts/dvr-ms issues, comas, widechars, etc.)
External subtitles not always loaded, again
DVD images are listed in the media library
Fixed RSS parsing for Youtube and maybe other feeds
AviSynth / VideoLAN not always detected on Vista 64bits
Unavailable engines exclusion on OSX/Linux
Fixed console mode on Linux


v1.02.1

- Fixes:

Major Bug in server start due to a faulty MAC address retrieval
PMS do not start after activating the archive browsing option
Media library small fixes


v1.02

- New features

Auto-updater, default configuration, cleanups and windows/linux build scripts (thanks to Tim Cox)
Media library (also act as a parsing cache): you can sort your files by date, ID3 tags, etc.
Playlists (m3u/pls) support
Preliminary album art support, better audio (flac) and tags parsing
New options for video resolution, deinterlace filter, and archives browsing
Video settings with an easier virtual menu (A/V sync, deinterlace, ...)
Windows service installer (working on 32 bits only)
New image parsing library: Better performance / EXIF support (sort photos by camera model, etc.)
DVR-MS addon

- Fixes

A/V out of sync issues with some ISOs and medias / codecs support improvement (flv, rmvb, hdmov, mp4, multichannels avi, etc.)
External subtitles not always loaded
Upnp advertising issue in search reply to the ps3 (thanks to Daniel Pedersen)
SkipLoopFilter is now disabled by default
Regression since 0.98, server would not start on some machines
Newest builds of ffmpeg/mplayer/mencoder for win32
Usual bunch of fixes




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