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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. Requires Java for Mac and Linux.

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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Released:Nov 15,2018
File size:119.6MB
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Latest version

7.6.0 (November 15, 2018)


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Download Universal Media Server 7.6.0 Windows  [119.6MB]  [Win]

Download Universal Media Server 7.6.0 Windows 64-bit  [119.6MB]  [Win64]

Download Universal Media Server 7.6.0 Mac  [99.2MB]  [Mac]

Download Universal Media Server 7.6.0 Linux  [79.0MB]  [Linux]

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Download Universal Media Server 7.6.0 Windows (requires JAVA installed) [Win]

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WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version 7.6.0 released

This is a big release with code contributions from 13 developers, and involvement from many more people for pre-release testing, translations, etc.
It adds support for Samsung native resuming feature, major improvements to the web interface accessibility, speed, stability, format support, and more!

Soon we will be start our 8.0.0 pre-release cycle, which usually involves releasing alpha/beta versions so we can get feedback on the new features and any bugs before the full release.
This one will be centered around web feeds like podcasts and web streaming.
We will continue to release 7.x.x builds in parallel with bugfixes and minor updates, so please continue to report any bugs you find. We are really focusing on stability lately and will continue to.

Changes since 7.5.0:
Started to release installer wizard for macOS (thanks, js-kyle!)
Started to use the "Album Artist" field for better audio file browsing of compilations (thanks, maciekberry!)
Improved network connection stability (thanks, reorder!)
Improved the web interface's accessibility and support for remote controls (thanks, acanive!)
Removed the broken whitelist functionality (thanks, Nadahar!)
Removed the broken plugins functionality (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved the Docker configuration (thanks, atamariya!)
Improved the speed of our automated testing suite
Improved automated testing of filename prettifying (thanks, stasinos!)
Improved our default folder sharing stability (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved support for aspect ratio and scan order (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved file scanning/parsing speed
Fixed tsMuxeR on macOS (thanks, onon765trb!)
Fixed burning picture subtitles when other filters are also used in FFmpeg
Fixed FFmpeg not enabling the GPU configuration toggle
Fixed thumbnails not persisting to the database unless TRACE logging is enabled
Fixed binaries not being picked up from the PATH on Linux (thanks, Nadahar!)
Fixed support for Java 10+ on Linux
Added build documentation to
Updated documentation in and
Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)
Formats/Codecs: (thanks, Sami32!)
Added recognition of video codecs: ASF, FFV1, RLE, S4UD, TGA and VRO
Added recognition of audio formats: CAF
Added recognition of audio codecs: CELP, MACE, Nellymoser and QCELP
Fixed parsing of framerates via MediaInfo
Improved recognition of AAC, FLV and WMA
Added support for Bush Freeview (thanks, atamariya!)
Added support for the built-in "Resume" functionality on Samsung TVs (thanks, drakulis!)
Improved support for H.264 codec and SRT subtitles on PS4 (thanks, fgimenezm!)
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Arabic translation updated
Bulgarian translation updated
Catalan translation updated
Chinese Simplified translation updated
Chinese Traditional translation updated
Croatian translation updated
Czech translation updated
Danish translation updated
Dutch translation updated
Finnish translation updated
French translation completed and validated
German translation updated
Greek translation updated
Hungarian translation updated
Italian translation updated
Japanese translation updated
Korean translation updated
Norwegian translation updated
Persian translation updated
Polish translation completed and validated
Portuguese translation updated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Romanian translation updated
Russian translation updated
Slovak translation updated
Slovenian translation updated
Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated
Spanish translation completed
Swedish translation updated
Turkish translation updated
Added commons-text 1.3 (thanks, Nadahar!)
Updated Cling to 2.1.2
Updated commons-io to 2.6 (thanks, Nadahar!)
Updated commons-lang3 to 3.7
Updated JUnrar to 1.0.1 (thanks, Nadahar!)
Updated Seamless to 1.1.2
Updated sevenzip jbinding to 9.20-2.00beta
Updated tsMuxeR on macOS to 2.6.11

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Review by tsMuxer on Apr 26, 2017 Version: 6.6.0 OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Review by johns0 on Mar 26, 2015 Version: 5.1.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Review by danzeb on Jul 12, 2013 Version: 2.6.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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.

Review by JackDanielZ on Jul 12, 2013 Version: 2.6.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Review by aziztt on Apr 22, 2013 Version: 2.6.2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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