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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.

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File size: 181MB
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9.1.0 (November 1, 2019)



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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Version 9.1.0 released

General:

This release expands the automatic updating feature to macOS and Linux, adds a dark mode icon for macOS, fixes support for subtitles on Samsung TVs and more!

Changes since 9.0.1

General:
Added automatic updating to Linux and macOS (it already existed on Windows)
Added the UMS version to the web interface
Added a different icon in macOS dark mode (thanks, bcbomb47!)
Fixed pixelation of icon on some Linux distributions
Renderers:
Fixed support for external subtitles on some Samsung TVs (thanks, pipin!)
Translation updates via Crowdin:
Bulgarian (93%)
Croatian (29%)
Danish (99%)
Dutch (93%)
Finnish (100%)
Italian (100%)
Korean (33%)
Persian (35%)
Turkish (100%)
Dependencies:
Updated JRE to 1.8.231


Version 9.0.1 released

General:

This release contains bugfixes and performance improvements.

It is also our first release since our latest developer, js-kyle, joined the team.

We are hard at work on some upcoming features that will enhance the automatic categorization, filtering and browsing of videos, so expect to see some betas rolling out soon.

Download:

You can download it from the front page, our other official mirrors, or install it via Docker with:
CODE: SELECT ALL

docker pull universalmediaserver/ums
Changes since 9.0.0
General:
Fixed not using standalone Java on Linux
Increased default maximum memory on Linux to match other OS (1280MB)
Improved speed of some database lookups
Improved speed of OpenSubtitles validation
Logging improvements
Switched from findbugs to spotbugs
Fixed broken tooltips
Fixed startup link not uninstalling on Windows
Fixed error when prettifying some filenames
Renderers:
Improved support for Mirascreen (thanks, Dušan Kazik)
Improved support for Sony BluRay BDP-S3700
Translation updates via Crowdin:
Bulgarian (91%)
Chinese Traditional (100%)
Croatian (28%)
Estonian (22%)
Hungarian (70%)
Russian (94%)
Slovak (88%)
Spanish (100%)
Swedish (93%)
Dependencies:
Updated ImageIO to 3.4.2
Notes:
The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.


Version 9.0.0 released

General:

We no longer require Java installation on any operating system, ever. In addition, there are significant stability and connectivity improvements, as well as more bugfixes and performance improvements.

You can download it from the front page or install it via Docker with:
docker pull universalmediaserver/ums

Changes since 8.2.0
General:
We no longer require Java installation on any operating system
Adds UMS to Windows Firewall exceptions on install
Added new renderer setting vbd (video bit depth) to allow filetype-specific bit-depth support configuration
Fixed filename prettifying not displaying episode names and other related problems
Fixed the PrependTrackNumbers renderer setting (thanks, tcely!)
Fixed transcoding when using our Docker image (thanks, tcely!)
Fixed startup crash when invalid characters are in the OS Path
Fixed adding unsupported files to the database
Renderers:
Improved support for TrueHD videos on Samsung UHD TVs
Languages:
Fixed broken "hide engines" string
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Chinese Simplified (100%)
Chinese Traditional (94%)
Croatian (20%)
Czech (100%)
Danish (89%)
Finnish (32%)
French (100%)
German (100%)
Hungarian (68%)
Italian (98%)
Japanese (100%)
Norwegian (89%)
Polish (100%)
Portuguese (Brazilian) (100%)
Romanian (100%)
Russian (93%)
Slovak (88%)
Spanish (96%)
Swedish (93%)
Thai (11%)
Dependencies:
Updated Chromecast api-v2 to 0.11.0
Updated fm.last coverartarchive-api to 2.1.1
Updated Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.2.4
Updated icu4j to 64.2
Updated JNA to 5.3.1
Updated JUnit to 5.2.0
Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.8.0
Updated Maven Enforcer Plugin to 3.0.0-M1
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 3.0.1
Updated Maven Site Plugin to 3.7
Updated Metadata Extractor to 2.12.0 for improved image parsing performance
Updated Oshi to 3.13.3
Updated Surefire to 2.22.2

Changes since 9.0.0-b2
General:
Adds UMS to Windows Firewall exceptions on install
Better cleanup of install directory on install/uninstall on Windows
Fixed transcoding when using our Docker image (thanks, tcely!)
Fixed track numbers not prepending in Media Library
Fixed startup crash when invalid characters are in the OS Path
Fixed adding unsupported files to the database
Renderers:
Improved support for TrueHD videos on Samsung UHD TVs
Translation updates via Crowdin:
Chinese Traditional (94%)
Croatian (20%)
Czech (100%)
Danish (89%)
Finnish (32%)
Japanese (100%)
Polish (100%)
Russian (93%)
Slovak (88%)
Thai (11%)
Dependencies:
Updated Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.2.4
Updated JUnit to 5.2.0
Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.8.0
Updated Maven Enforcer Plugin to 3.0.0-M1
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 3.0.1
Updated Maven Site Plugin to 3.7
Updated Metadata Extractor to 2.12.0 for improved image parsing performance
Notes:
The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards..


Version 9.0.0-b2 released

Changes since 9.0.0-b1:
General:
Fixed on Windows and Linux


Version 9.0.0-b1 released

General:

In this release, we no longer require Java to be installed, at any time.
We are particularly interested in Linux users because we have done the least testing of this change on there. macOS and Windows have been thoroughly tested and can be considered stable.

Other notable changes are improvements to Chromecast and Cover Art Archive support, bugfixes, and other minor improvements.

Changes since 8.2.0:
General:
We no longer require Java installation on any operating system
Added new renderer setting vbd (video bit depth) to allow filetype-specific bit-depth support configuration
Fixed filename prettifying not displaying episode names and other related problems
Fixed the PrependTrackNumbers renderer setting (thanks, tcely!)
Languages:
Fixed broken "hide engines" string
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Chinese Simplified updated
French translation updated
German translation updated
Hungarian translation updated
Italian translation updated
Japanese translation updated
Norwegian translation updated
Polish translation updated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Romanian translation updated
Russian translation updated
Spanish translation updated
Swedish translation updated
Dependencies:
Updated Chromecast api-v2 to 0.11.0
Updated fm.last coverartarchive-api to 2.1.1
Updated icu4j to 64.2
Updated JNA to 5.3.1
Updated Oshi to 3.13.3
Updated Surefire to 2.22.2


Version 8.2.0 released

General:

This release improves the Media Library, media sorting, network performance, and more!

Changes since 8.1.0
General:
Removed duplicate information from TV episode filenames in the Media Library
Improved filename recognition
Append engines to filenames instead of prepend, to stop breaking alphabetization
Added the possibility to have a virtual folder without adding it to the Media Library (thanks, maciekberry!)
Fixed UMS not starting as a service on Windows (thanks, pponce!)
Fixed a broken translation when alerting a user that they are sharing a non-existing folder
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Afrikaans translation updated
Arabic translation updated
Catalan translation updated
Croatian translation updated
Czech translation updated
Danish translation updated
Dutch translation completed
German translation updated
Greek translation updated
English (UK) translation updated
Finnish translation updated
French translation updated
Hebrew translation updated
Hungarian translation updated
Icelandic translation updated
Italian translation updated
Japanese translation completed
Korean translation completed
Norwegian translation updated
Persian translation updated
Polish translation updated
Portuguese translation updated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Romanian translation updated
Russian translation updated
Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated
Slovak translation updated
Slovenian translation updated
Spanish translation updated
Thai translation updated
Dependencies:
Updated Apache HttpAsyncClient to 4.1.4


Version 8.1.0 released

General:

This release improves performance, support for LG TVs and Samsung soundbars, and fixes bugs

Changes since 8.0.1
General:
Performance improvements
Fixed conversion of 3D subtitles
Fixed bug with the computer sleep management feature (thanks, scriptorron and Nadahar!)
Fixed bugs with Virtual Folders
Fixed error when browsing web folders
Updated build and install documentation (thanks, Ruben Barkow!)
Renderers:
Improved support for 4k and h265 videos on LG webOS TVs
Improved support for Samsung MS750 soundbars
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Danish translation updated
Dutch translation updated
French translation updated
Japanese translation validated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Russian translation updated
Turkish translation updated
Dependencies:
Updated h2database to 1.4.199, which improves speed and memory use


Version 8.0.0 released

General:

This release is the combination of 3 major changes, each of which could've had its own major release, the earliest of which was started in 2016, and several smaller ones.
It has been a huge effort and is one of the largest code changes we have ever done, which hopefully will result in easier and more stable functionality for subtitles, with more control available over the information displayed, and hundreds of bugs fixed along the way.

The Navigation/Share Settings tab has also been split into the new Shared Content tab, which has a new section for Web content which adds a user interface for managing web streams and feeds.

The third major change is hugely important and greatly improves the memory management of the program, so where before some users with huge libraries were running out of memory over time, now that should not happen.
For details about the other changes in this huge release, see the changelogs below - one for the changes since v7, and the other for the changes since the v8 Release Candidate.

Huge thanks to valib, skeptical and Nadahar for massive contributions to this release. You guys really put in major effort for years and now we get to enjoy the results.

Changes since 7.9.0
General:
Added new Shared Content tab for managing all local and web content
Added country flags for audio and subtitles to video thumbnails in TRANSCODE folders
Added option to customize the subtitles info that is appended to filenames
Made the subtitles info more standardized
Greatly optimized memory use and long-term stability (thanks, skeptical!)
Improved default web content entries
Database cleanup step removes files that are no longer shared
Fixed a lot of bugs related to subtitles
Fixed functionality of the Back button on the web interface in some situations
Fixed "Season" not displaying on subsequent visits in Media Library
Optimized performance of Media Library folders
Improved reliability when using "Defer to MEncoder" option
Fixed some broken Media Library queries
Renderers:
Allow MP3 streaming on VLC
Transcode unsupported audio to MP3 on Samsung JU6400
Fixed video transcoding on Sony Bravia EX TVs
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Dutch translation updated
Italian translation completed
Japanese translation completed
Persian translation updated
Polish translation completed and validated
Russian translation updated
Slovenian translation updated
Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated
Ukrainian translation updated
Dependencies:
Updated MediaInfo to 18.12 on Windows and macOS
Changes since 8.0.0-RC1
General:
Improved reliability when using "Defer to MEncoder" option
Fixed functionality of the Back button on the web interface in some situations
Fixed "Season" not displaying on subsequent visits in Media Library
Optimized performance of Media Library folders
Fixed some broken Media Library queries
Fixed music info (artist, album, genre, album artist, and year) not being saved to the resource or database
Renderers:
Allow MP3 streaming on VLC
Transcode unsupported audio to MP3 on Samsung JU6400
Fixed video transcoding on Sony Bravia EX TVs
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Dutch translation updated
Italian translation completed
Japanese translation completed
Persian translation updated
Polish translation completed and validated
Russian translation updated
Slovenian translation updated
Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated
Ukrainian translation updated

Notes:
These releases work on all versions of Java 7 onwards.
The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.
We noticed a bug with the macOS installer where sometimes it failed to update the version, so we have stopped releasing that for now. The macOS releases are back to being disk images by default.
This post covers the release of both 8.0.0 and 8.0.1, since they were released closely together.
This release includes an update to the database, which will mean the initial startup scan will take longer the first time it runs. It will be much faster on subsequent scans.


8.0.0 RC1 - 2019-2-22

General
Database cleanup step removes files that are no longer shared
Cleanup of new config settings
All changes in 7.9.0

7.9.0 - 2019-2-22

General:
Added the ability to ignore folders by name, which defaults to ".unwanted"
The server shows up on devices sooner
Increased the difference between button hover/pressed states
Improved stability and logging when moving files after fully playing
Improved recognition of AAC
Fixed H.264 profile not updating
Fixed low bitrate audio on transcoded web videos (thanks, SsJVasto!)
Fixed content updating in the Media Library on some devices
Logging fixes
Renderers:
Improved support for Roku 4
Improved support for Samsung 9 Series TVs
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Dutch translation updated
Bulgarian translation updated
Korean translation updated
Swedish translation updated
Turkish translation updated


8.0.0-b1 changes since 8.0.0-a2
General:
Added option to disable FFmpeg GPU acceleration
Fixed too much transcoding due to not respecting language priority settings
Fixed failure to store audio stream information
Fixed failure to start
Fixed missing text when adding web content
Fixed missing text on the first time language chooser
Fixed text clash on the Subtitles settings subtab of the Transcoding settings tab
Fixed logspam
All changes in 7.8.0


7.8.0 changes since 7.7.1
General:
Added examples for all binary tools paths in UMS.conf (thanks, Amadeus-!)
Added detection of JDK to the Windows installer (thanks, siboXD!)
Fixed custom option parsing for ffmpeg_gpu_decoding_acceleration_method (thanks, goncalossilva!)
Fixed error when FFmpeg deferred to MEncoder
Web interface:
Added Subtitle Translator to the menu (thanks, atamariya!)
Added new home screen with automatic entry (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Added player navigation using keys to return to home screen (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Added new logo icon fully displayed and transparent in web interface browse view (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Made caption, folder list and play toolbar buttons compliant with material design (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Fixed audio thumbnails (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Fixed some buttons not displaying correctly (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Fixed broken hover effect on Firefox (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Modified menu icons
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
French translation updated
Icelandic translation updated
Japanese translation updated
Ukranian translation updated


8.0.0-a2 changes since 8.0.0-a1
General:
Fixed support for picture-based subtitles
Fixed images being displayed in low quality
Fixed a bug when writing OpenSubtitles data to the database
Fixed audio flags in TRANSCODE folders
All changes in 7.7.1
Dependencies:
Updated MediaInfo to 18.12 on Windows and macOS


7.7.1 changes since 7.7.0
General:
Fixed broken transcoding via MEncoder on Windows and Linux
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA EX Series TVs
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
French translation updated
German translation completed
Portuguese translation completed
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation completed


8.0.0-a1 changes since 7.7.0

General:
Added new Shared Content tab for managing all local and web content
Added country flags for audio and subtitles to video thumbnails in TRANSCODE folders
Added option to customize the subtitles info that is appended to filenames
Made the subtitles info more standardized
Greatly optimized memory use and long-term stability (thanks, skeptical!)
Improved default web content entries
Fixed a lot of bugs related to subtitles


7.7.0 changes since 7.6.2

General:
Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)
Fixed double subtitles when transcoding video
Fixed XViD recognition
Fixed incorrect music genre labels (thanks, maciekberry!)
Fixed web stream transcoding
Renderers:
Improved support for Philips PUS TVs
Improved support for Samsung Q6 Series TVs
Improved support for Samsung Q9 Series TVs
Web interface:
Use H.264 on the web interface in Chrome and Firefox
Removed the limit on resolution
Added font scaling setting (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Removed custom scrollbar styling (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Fixed a hover effect bug on Firefox (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Fixed the dynamic view (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Chinese Simplified translation completed
Czech translation completed and validated
German translation updated
Hungarian translation updated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Romanian translation completed and validated
Russian translation updated
Slovak translation updated
Thai translation updated


Version 7.6.2 released

Changes since 7.6.1:
General:
Fixed broken browsing on some devices


Version 7.6.1 released

This is a patch release to improve stability regressions in 7.6.0
It reduces memory use, fixes support for some Samsung devices, and fixes fully played thumbnail overlays.

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 7.6.0:
General:
Increased thumbnail compression for less memory use
Fixed broken browsing on some Samsung devices (thanks, drakulis!)
Fixed fully played thumbnails not working after restarts
Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)
Languages:
Chinese Simplified translation updated
Swedish translation updated


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:
General:
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 BUILD.md
Updated documentation in CONTRIBUTING.md and STYLEGUIDE.md
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
Renderers:
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!)
Languages:
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
Dependencies:
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


Version 7.5.0 released

This release improves the GUI, adds support and recognition for new renderers, fixes many bugs (particularly on macOS), 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 7.4.0:
General:
Added animated Restart Server button when a restart is needed to apply a new setting (thanks, Nadahar!)
Added hover and push effects to buttons (thanks, Nadahar!)
Added Docker build files (thanks, atamariya!)
Added ability to specify supported framerates in renderer configs (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved support for Windows XP (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved support for DFF, DSF, MP4 and WAV files (thanks, Sami32!)
Updated the GUI for FFmpeg options
Fixed duplicate hardware acceleration options
Fixed the state of scan buttons while startup scan is running
Fixed the display of the web interface on Safari
Fixed MEncoder not transcoding to H.264 on macOS
Fixed a lot of minor bugs
Renderers:
Added detection of more Samsung mobile devices (thanks, Sami32!)
Improved support for Onkyo audio receivers
Improved support for Samsung UHD (4k) TVs (thanks, SurfaceS!)
Improved support for Samsung Galaxy Note Tab (thanks, Sami32!)
Fixed FLAC playback on Xbox One (thanks, 25233Guyver!)
Languages (thanks to Crowdin):
Chinese Simplified translation completed
Czech translation completed and validated
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Slovak translation updated
Spanish translation completed
Dependencies:
Updated Maven Assembly plugin to 3.1.0
Updated Maven Compiler plugin to 3.7.0
Updated Maven Enforcer plugin to 1.4.1
Updated Maven Findbugs plugin to 3.0.5
Updated Git Commit ID plugin to 2.2.3
Updated gson to 2.8.2


Version 7.4.0 released

This release improves transcoding speed, fixes a lot of bugs particularly for macOS, improves downloading via web interface, and more!

Changes since 7.3.1:
General:
Uses the media folders by default on Windows and macOS instead of the whole user directory
Added support for using GPU (video cards) for decoding via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)
Added option for higher quality audio resampling via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)
Files downloaded via the web interface have the correct filename (thanks, js-kyle!)
Improved stability when using custom FFmpeg settings (thanks, onon765trb!)
Made plugin web queries use SSL/HTTPS
Stop sometimes throwing errors when downgrading versions
Disabled the broken minimization on macOS
Fixed the wizard file chooser not working on macOS
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Chinese Traditional translation completed
French translation completed and validated
Italian translation updated
Polish translation completed and validated
Renderers:
Fixed aspect ratio of transcoded videos on Panasonic ST60 TVs


Version 7.3.1 released

This release fixes a lot of bugs we found based on user feedback, and updates translations.

Changes since 7.3.0:
General:
Fixed transcoding of videos with multiple audio streams with FFmpeg
Fixed not being able to delete folders containing folders that are within watched folders on Windows
Fixed Fully Played status not saving for some users
Fixed files not being immediately deleted from the database if their parent folder was deleted
Fixed standalone build auto updater downloading non-standalone builds
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin:
Chinese Simplified translation completed
French translation completed and validated
Italian translation updated
German translation completed
Polish translation completed and validated
Portuguese translation completed
Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated
Romanian translation completed
Russian translation completed
Spanish translation completed


Version 7.3.0 released

This release introduces standalone builds (separate post to follow), adds folder scanning to the first-run wizard, fixes a database bug, and updates translations.

Changes since 7.2.1:
General:
Started to release standalone builds for Windows (no Java installation required)
Added option to disable startup folder scanning in the first-run wizard
Fixed fully played status sometimes not saving
Languages:
Updated translations via Crowdin


Version 7.2.1 released

This release fixes the 7.2.0 database upgrade failure some users experienced, and updates translations.

Changes since 7.2.0:
General:
Fixed a database upgrade bug
Languages:
Updated Bulgarian translation via Crowdin


Version 7.2.0 released

This release improves the automatic updater, memory usage, database size, fixes many bugs and more!

Changes since 7.1.0:
General:
Auto-updater no longer requires UMS to be run with admin rights on Windows
Improved support for ATRAC and DolbyE formats
Reduced size of local database dramatically
Increased maximum memory limit on macOS to match Windows
Disabled Chromecast Extension API by default
Improved documentation
Improved database referential integrity
Fixed bugs with the auto-updater on Windows
Languages:
Allow translation of more of the auto-updater
Updated translations via Crowdin


Version 7.1.0 released

This release improves support for Panasonic and Samsung TVs, improves stability, improves the web interface, fixes many bugs and more!

Changes since 7.0.1:
General:
Aspect ratio is maintained in web interface thumbnails
Updated web interface to play OGA audio
Cleaned up and fixed DefaultRenderer.conf
Display whether video is a sample with prettifying enabled
Fixed AAC audio parsing via FFmpeg
Fixed movie edition not being displayed
Fixed handling of multiple video streams while transcoding
Improved logging
Fixed Resume file support on some renderers
Fixed maximum memory setting on Java 9+
Languages:
Added Croatian translation (thanks, Ram Demon!)
Updated translations via Crowdin
Fixed incorrect translations being applied to some settings
Renderers:
Improved support for Panasonic DX series TVs
Fixed external ASS/SSA subtitles support on Samsung 8 and 9 series TVs
Dependencies:
Updated MediaInfo to 18.03.1


Version 7.0.1 released

This release improves folder scanning speed, memory use, support for Roku devices, fixes bugs and more!

Changes since 7.0.0:
General:
Improved thumbnail support
Improved folder scanning speed
Reduced memory use during folder scanning
Fixed fully played feature on clean installs
Fixed tsMuxeR FFmpeg support
Updated UMS.conf with changes from 7.0.0
Languages:
Updated German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian and Swedish translations via Crowdin
Renderers:
Added support for Roku TV (NSP 8)
Improved support for Roku 3


Version 7.0.0 released

This release adds new features to dynamically sort and add your media, most notably there are new "TV Shows" and "Movies" folders that are populated automatically with content from your shared folders.

Changes since 6.8.0:
General:
Added "TV Shows", "Movies", "3D Movies", and "Unsorted" folders to the "Media Library" folder
Added right-click menu to navigation pane
Renamed "Cache" folder to "Media Library" folder and enabled it by default
Changed "Hide" options to "Show", e.g. "Hide Media Library folder" becomes "Show Media Library folder"
When a file is added/changed/removed in a shared folder, UMS detects it
Fully played tracking is stored in the SQL database
Shared folders are scanned for changes on startup (configurable)
Made folder scanning up to 10x faster
Made Media Library browsing faster
Gave folder scanning a lower priority than other UMS functions to make them work more smoothly
Fixed some bugs related to sending media metadata (org_pn) to renderers
Fixed bug where removing a directory in UMS does not remove its contents from the Media Library.
Fixed sorting in dynamic folders
Reduced lookups and bandwidth to OpenSubtitles
Fixed MusicBrainz bugs
Fixed many other bugs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added Samsung 8 Series config
Updated FetchTV config
Improved support for Samsung Galaxy S7

Changes since 7.0.0-rc2:
General:
Made folder scanning up to 10x faster
Made Media Library browsing faster
Gave folder scanning a lower priority than other UMS functions to make it work more smoothly
Added configuration option to toggle shared folder scanning on startup
Fixed "By Date" virtual folders on joined folders
Fixed a database initialization bug
Fixed order of "By date" folders, now they go from newest to oldest
Fixed some bugs related to sending media metadata (org_pn) to renderers
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added Samsung 8 Series config
Updated FetchTV config
Improved support for Samsung Galaxy S7


Version 6.8.0 released

It improves the first time wizard, fixes Java 9 support on Windows, improves CoverArtArchive integration, improves 4k support, and more!

Changes since 6.7.4:
General:
Added shared folder selection to the wizard
Improved matching of results from CoverArtArchive
Improved text in the wizard
Fixed detection of Java Runtime Environment 9 on Windows
Fixed charset handling during subtitle conversions
Fixed video not always transcoding when encoded audio passthrough is used
Fixed an exception if the renderer replied to GetProtocolInfo but didn't include sink
Formatting in UMS.conf
Various bug fixes
Languages:
Added Bengali translation (empty for now, please contribute to it on Crowdin!)
Improved support for Japanese characters
Renderers:
Added 4k support to VLC for iOS
Added support for sending 4k MP4 videos to PS4 natively


Version 6.7.4 released

It fixes many bugs and improves support for devices.

Changes since 6.7.3:
General:
Fixed a bug where thumbnails wouldn't always be generated when MediaInfo isn't used or available
Fixed regression in folder thumbnails on non-Windows platforms
Fixed a crash when the web interface's port is occupied, and do not fail restarting the server, if the server hasn't created yet (thanks, Zsombor Gegesy!)
Fixed many general bugs
Renderers:
Added support for HE-AAC audio in MKV and MP4 files on LG BP550
Improved detection and file support for LG WebOS TVs


Version 6.7.3 released

It adds support for new devices, bugfixes, and improvements.

Changes since 6.7.2:
General:
Improved support for AVI and MJPEG
Improved general DLNA implementation
Fixed duplicate entries in transcode folders
Fixed logging in macOS
Fixed menu name in macOS
Renderers:
Added renderer configuration for conversion of 3D video to 2D
Added support for Fetch TV
Added support for Onkyo TXNR8xx
Improved support for Cambridge Audio Azur BD
Improved support for OPPO BDP
Improved support for Panasonic VIERA TXL32V10E
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA 5500 and EX TVs
Improved support for Sony SMP-N100
Improved support for Sony STR-DA5800ES
Fixed album art for Onkyo receivers (and probably others)
Fixed support for Xbox 360
Dependencies:
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.97, which:
Improves support for HEVC (H.265), FLV, MKV, TIFF and more


Version 7.0.0-rc1 released

General:

The 7.0.0 version adds new features to dynamically sort your media, most notably there are new "TV Shows" and "Movies" folders that are populated automatically with content from your shared folders.

Your feedback on this release candidate will be valuable, so let us know how it is working for you!

Note: This is a release candidate, which means the feature list is complete and it should be stable. It is likely to be the last non-final release of 7.0.0.
Note: It is recommended you take a backup of your profile directory before installing this, as the changes to the fully played data are not reversible. The location of your profile directory are near the top of the "Logs" tab in the program.

Changes since 7.0.0-b2:
General:
Increased speed of Media Library features
Fixed sorting of TV seasons
Fixed false lookup matches of titles
Fixed realtime file adding in new folders
Fixed forgetting about a file after moving it
Fixed many other bugs
Reduced lookups and bandwidth to OpenSubtitles
Fixed MusicBrainz bugs
All changes in 6.7.0, 6.7.1 and 6.7.2
Unreleased changes from v6:
Improved support for AVI and MJPEG
Improved general DLNA implementation
Fixed duplicate entries in transcode folders
Fixed logging in macOS
Fixed menu name in macOS
Renderers:
Unreleased changes from v6:
Added renderer configuration for conversion of 3D video to 2D
Added support for Onkyo TXNR8xx
Improved support for Cambridge Audio Azur BD
Improved support for OPPO BDP
Improved support for Panasonic VIERA TXL32V10E
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA 5500 and EX TVs
Improved support for Sony SMP-N100
Improved support for Sony STR-DA5800ES
Fixed album art for Onkyo receivers (and probably others)
Fixed support for Xbox 360
Dependencies:
Updated h2database to 1.4.195
Unreleased changes from v6:
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.97, which:
Improves support for HEVC (H.265), FLV, MKV, TIFF and more


Version 6.7.2 released

It contains bugfixes and improvements.

Changes since 6.7.1:

General:
Added support for WMA10
Improved splash screen timing and enabled it by default
Improved support for MediaInfo on non-Windows platforms
Improved CPU and memory logging
Improved detection of network speed
Updated comments in DefaultRenderer.conf
Updated documentation
Fixed trace logging on macOS
Fixed a crash on Windows 10
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Fixed Hebrew language support
Dependencies:
Updated FFmpeg
Updated JNA to 4.4.0
Updated Surefire to 2.20


Version 6.7.1 released

It fixes some bugs from 6.7.0.

Changes since 6.7.0:

General:
Fixed playback on Linux
Fixed support for OGA and 3GA files
Dependencies:
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.96


Version 6.7.0 released

We have added and improved support for many renderers, fixed countless bugs, expanded sleep mode prevention options, and more!

Changes since 6.6.0:

General:
Added a button for the web interface
Expanded support for preventing sleep mode on Windows and macOS
Improved support for MusicBrainz
Improved support for CoverArtArchive
Improved support for images
Improved thumbnailing
Updated documentation
Improved DIDL-Lite implementation
Added support for more RealAudio formats
Fixed many bugs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added support for Chromecast Ultra
Added support for MXPlayer on Google Android
Added support for Microsoft Windows Media Player
Improved support for Chromecast
Improved support for Samsung 9 Series TVs
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA EX TVs
Improved detection of Onkyo TXNR7xx devices
Improved detection of Panasonic Viera ST60 TVs
Improved detection of Samsung J6400 TVs
Improved detection of Samsung JU6400 TVs
Improved detection of Samsung Galaxy S5 phones
Improved detection of Sony BRAVIA XE TVs
Dependencies:
Updated external-maven-plugin to 0.2
Updated FFmpeg to latest builds
Upgraded LogBack to version 1.2.3
Updated maven-surefire-plugin to 2.20
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.94
Updated metadata-extractor to 2.10.1
Updated TwelveMonkeys ImageIO to version 3.3.1


Version 7.0.0-b2 released

General:

The 7.0.0 version adds new features to dynamically sort your media, most notably there are new "TV Shows" and "Movies" folders that are populated automatically with content from your shared folders.

Your feedback on this pre-release will be valuable, so let us know how it is working for you!

Note: This is a beta version, which means the feature list is complete but it is likely there are still bugs. Use at your own risk.
Note: It is recommended you take a backup of your profile directory before installing this, as the changes to the fully played data are not reversible. The location of your profile directory are near the top of the "Logs" tab in the program.

Note: These unstable releases are for versions of Java from 7 upwards, but we will continue to release all stable versions in Java 7 and 8 variations.


Changes since 7.0.0-b1:

General:
Fixed bugs with the fully played feature
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin


Version 7.0.0-b1 released

General:

The 7.0.0 version adds new features to dynamically sort your media, most notably there are new "TV Shows" and "Movies" folders that are populated automatically with content from your shared folders.

Your feedback on this pre-release will be valuable, so let us know how it is working for you!

Note: This is a beta version, which means the feature list is complete but it is likely there are still bugs. Use at your own risk.
Note: It is recommended you take a backup of your profile directory before installing this, as the changes to the fully played data are not reversible. The location of your profile directory are near the top of the "Logs" tab in the program.

Note: These unstable releases are for versions of Java from 7 upwards, but we will continue to release all stable versions in Java 7 and 8 variations.

Changes since 7.0.0-a1:

General:
Added "Unwatched" folder to the videos folder if "Hide fully played media" is not enabled
File addition/removal is handled specifically instead of doing a library scan
Optimized database storage
Reduced memory use
Fixed the setting to hide fully played media in the Media Library
Fixed sorting in Media Library virtual folders
Fixed thread-safety/concurrency bugs
All changes in 6.5.3 and 6.6.0
Improved logging
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Improved support for Samsung 9 series TVs
Improved detection of Panasonic ST60 TVs
Improved detection of Samsung JU6400 TVs
Dependencies:
Updated external-maven-plugin to 0.2
Updated FFmpeg to the latest builds


Version 6.6.0 released

We have added and improved support for many renderers, fixed bugs, and more!

Changes since 6.5.3:

General:
Added support for AIFF files
Improved detection of the language of subtitles
Debugging and logging improvements
Fixed forcing the usage of discrete GPUs on Apple computers with dual GPUs
Fixed minor bugs
Languages:
Added Thai translation
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added support for Panasonic DMR Blu-ray recorders
Added support for Pioneer Blu-ray players
Added support for Sony BRAVIA XD 70/75 series TVs
Added support for Yamaha RX-A2050
Enabled UPnP control support on Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Google Chromecast
Improved support for LG WebOS TVs
Improved support for Panasonic Viera VT60 TVs
Improved support for Philips PFL TVs
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA KDL-NX800 series TVs
Improved support for Sony BRAVIA XD 70/75/80/83/85/93/94 series TVs
Fixed image stretching on Sony BRAVIA 5500 series TVs
Dependencies:
Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.5
Updated ChromeCast Java API to 0.9.2
Updated dcraw to 9.27
Updated ICU4J to 58.2
Updated logback to 1.1.8
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.91


Version 6.5.3 released

General:

We have added support for new renderers and fixed bugs!

Changes since 6.5.2:

General:
Added detection of the Chromium and Vivaldi web browsers
Fixed bug where video container and codec settings weren't saved
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added support for Sony Bravia X series TVs
Dependencies:
Updated Git Commit ID plugin to 2.2.1
Updated Maven Antrun plugin to 1.8
Updated Maven Assembly plugin to 3.0.0
Updated Maven Compiler plugin to 3.6.0
Updated Maven Enforcer plugin to 1.4.1
Updated Maven Findbugs plugin to 3.0.4
Updated Maven Javadoc plugin to 2.10.4
Updated Maven PMD plugin to 3.7
Updated Maven Project Info Reports plugin to 2.9
Updated Maven Site plugin to 3.6
Updated Maven Surefire plugin to 2.19.1
Updated Maven Surefire Report plugin to 2.19.1


Version 7.0.0-a1 released

This release adds new features to dynamically sort your media, most notably there are new "TV Shows" and "Movies" folders that are populated automatically with content from your shared folders.

Your feedback on this pre-release will be valuable, so let us know how it is working for you!

Note: This is an alpha version, which means the feature list is incomplete and may be unstable. Use at your own risk.
Note: It is recommended you take a backup of your profile directory before installing this, as the changes to the fully played data are not reversible. The location of your profile directory are near the top of the "Logs" tab in the program.

Note: These unstable releases are for versions of Java from 7 upwards, but we will continue to release all stable versions in Java 7 and 8 variations.

Changes since 6.5.2:

General:
Added "TV Shows", "Movies", "3D Movies", and "Unsorted" folders to the "Media Library" folder
Added right-click menu to navigation pane
Renamed "Cache" folder to "Media Library" folder and enabled it by default
Changed "Hide" options to "Show", e.g. "Hide Media Library folder" becomes "Show Media Library folder"
Library is re-scanned whenever a file is added/changed/removed in a shared folder
Fixed bug where removing a directory in UMS does not remove its contents from the Media Library.
Fixed sorting in dynamic folders
Fully played tracking is stored in the SQL database


Version 6.5.2 released

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

Changes since 6.5.1:

General:
Respect the renderer setting H264Level41Limited when deciding whether to stream or transcode
Search for subtitles in alternative folder even when a subtitle was already found (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Logging improvements
Improved program shutdown stability
Updated docs
Updated image parsing from MediaInfo and Sanselan to Imaging
Fixed manual renderer selection
Improved support for OGA, MKA, ADTS, WEBM, 3GA and 3G2A files
Made disabling transcoding more reliable
Minor bugfixes
Languages:
Minor English updates
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
Added FLAC support on Sony PS4
Improved AAC support on LG LM620 TVs
Improved detection of Sony Bravia W series TVs
Improved AVI/DivX support on Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Improved Google Chromecast support
Fixed LPCM audio on Sony PS3
Fixed aspect ratios on Sony Bravia 5500 series TVs
Dependencies:
Updated h2database to 1.4.193


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:

General:
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
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
Renderers:
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
Dependencies:
Updated jaudiotagger to 2.2.5
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.88
Updated NSIS to 2.5.1


Version 6.5.0 released

We have added support for LG Blu-ray players and Naim Mu-So wireless audio systems, improved support for Panasonic and Samsung TVs and the VLC app, fixed videos being transcoded too often, fixed a bunch of bugs, and more!

Note: This release reverses a change made years ago to halve bitrates for most renderers which was just confusing. As a result, if you notice stuttering network playback, try reducing the "Maximum bandwidth" setting on the "General Configuration" tab. A value of "30" before would correspond to a value of "15" now.
Some renderers will still have their bitrates halved until they are confirmed to not need it.

Changes since 6.4.0:

General:
Use ellipses for overflowing text in the left menu on the web interface
Improved speed of parsing files
Improved documentation in DefaultRenderer.conf, UMS.conf and the code
Fixed support for semicolons in paths in FFmpeg
Fixed the cancellation of media library scans
Fixed videos being transcoded too often because of bitrate halving
Fixed support for video files within compressed folders
Fixed the MIME type for WAV DTS files
Renderers:
Added support for LG Blu-Ray players
Added support for Naim Mu-So wireless audio systems
Improved detection of LG TVs
Improved support for AC-3 audio on VLC on iOS and Apple TV
Improved support for XviD codec on Panasonic TVs and VLC apps
Improved support for images on Panasonic TXL32V10E TVs
Fixed support for virtual folders like New Media and Cache on Panasonic TVs
Fixed support for WebVTT subtitles on Samsung TVs
Languages:
Danish translation was completed and validated (thanks, jensen83, nba, squadjot, The_lonely_Glowstone and the_slayer_dk!)
Portuguese translation was completed (thanks, arqmatiasreis, El_Locco, Nadahar and plucas!)
External Components:
Updated assertj to 2.5.0
Updated ChromeCast Java API to 0.9.2
Updated Cling to 2.1.1
Updated commons-io to 2.5
Updated doxia plugin to 1.7
Updated exec maven plugin to 1.5.0
Updated gson to 2.7
Updated logback to 1.1.7
Updated maven antrun plugin to 1.8
Updated maven compiler plugin to 3.5.1
Updated maven enforcer plugin to 1.4.1
Updated maven site plugin to 3.5.1
Updated maven source plugin to 3.0.1
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.87
Updated Netty to 3.10.6


Version 6.4.0 released

We have improved our ability to detect devices, improved support for 10-bit video, improved support for subtitles, added Apple TV support, and much more!

Changes since 6.3.2:

General:
Regularly initiate UPnP searches for new renderers
Added renderer config settings HalveBitrate and SupportedVideoBitDepths
Prevent sleep mode while streaming by default
Tweaked language
Improved/fixed some documentation (thanks, Sami32!)
Improved file parsing speed
Improved logging
FFmpeg no longer defers to MEncoder for embedded fonts since it supports them
FFmpeg no longer defers to MEncoder for internal ASS subtitles
ALIVE messages send less frequently by default
Fixed support for CMYK JPEG images
Fixed 24-bit FLAC fake videos showing up for non-PS3 renderers
Fixed unsupported subtitles being streamed
Fixed transcoding bitrate in rare cases
Fixed MIME types for WAV audio and TIFF images
Fixed renderer TextWrap
Fixed renderers only being detected if they are started before UMS
Renderers:
Added support for VLC on Apple TV
Improved video quality on wireless networks for Panasonic VT60
Improved support for subtitles on Panasonic CX700 Series TVs
Improved support for Panasonic CX680 Series TVs
Improved support for Panasonic E6 Series TVs
Improved support for Sony Bravia NX800 TVs (thanks, prescott66!)
Improved detection of Vizio TVs
Languages:
Czech translation was completed (thanks, jirkapas and panther7!)
French translation was completed and validated (thanks, archaos, Kielo, Kirvx, misterfred and Nadar!)
Italian translation was completed (thanks, alebrambilla1986, av3c01, bonatigennaro7, FoxGhost07, fsc_mar, johnjonh, jumputer, morag87, RickyReds, supp and vladiesel!)
Polish translation was completed and validated (thanks, anonymodmous, K4r0lSz, Nadar and robo25!)
Russian translation was completed (thanks, antonyfg, dronidzer, guzu-guzu, lxnderty, Nadar and Tianuchka!)
Swedish translation was completed (thanks, klebom, linushg111, mattias_karlsson_89, millenniumb, Nadar, qwert352, rchk, richarda, Rowly, sebastianboos, Stetoskop, strayhat and swarish!)
Turkish translation was completed and validated (thanks, hasanbahcekapili, OnarEngincan and onuroztemizel!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from this month
Updated FLAC to 1.3.1 (thanks, Sami32!)
Updated h2database to 1.4.192
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.86


Version 6.3.2 released

Changes since 6.3.1.1:

General:
Added user config setting ALIVE_delay
Fixed calculating network speeds with offline renderers
Fixed detection of the MPEG-1 video codec
Renderers:
Fixed connectivity with Sony renderers
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin


Version 6.3.1.1 released

Changes since 6.3.1:

General:
Fixed connectivity issues


Version 6.3.1 released

Changes since 6.3.0:

General:
Improved connectivity with devices
Improved support for 3D subtitles
Fixed support for PAL DVDs
Renderers:
Improved support for LG EG910V TVs (thanks, ZakarFin!)
Improved support for Panasonic Viera E6 Series TVs (thanks, Sami32!)
Improved detection of Windows Media Player (thanks, WolfganP!)
Fixed support for WMV 8 and below on Panasonic TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated Cobertura Maven Plugin to 2.7
Updated Maven PMD Plugin to 3.6
Updated Maven Source Plugin to 3.0.0
Updated slf4j to 1.7.21


Version 6.3.0 released

Changes since 6.2.2:

General:
Added renderer config setting VideoFormatsSupportingStreamedExternalSubtitles
Added renderer config setting StreamSubsForTranscodedVideo
Ignore the article "a" by default, along with "the"
Improved support for 3D subtitles
Improved support for streaming external subtitles
Defer to FFmpeg for transcoding VobSub subtitles
Fixed header animation delay on web interface
Renderers:
Added support for Yamaha RXV500D (thanks, newbietux!)
Improved support for Miracast M806
Improved support for Panasonic Viera GT50 TVs (thanks, pcjco!)
Improved support for Panasonic Viera TXL32V10E TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.85
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB65


Version 6.2.2 released

Changes since 6.2.1:

General:
Improved support for subtitles in FFmpeg
Improved support for custom fonts
Improved general performance
Added renderer config setting KeepAspectRatioTranscoding
Fixed FFmpeg not using the TranscodedVideoAudioSampleRate renderer config setting
Fixed detection of 3D videos
Fixed filenames starting with "The" being listed first
Fixed link to musicbrainz (thanks, Utano!)
Fixed automatic subtitles language detection overruling manual detection
Put the database in the profile directory on non-Windows operating systems
Renderers:
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Sony TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated icu4j to 57.1
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.84


Version 6.2.1 released

Changes since 6.2.0:

General:
Added more tooltips
Fixed DTS-HD being detected as DTS
Fixed support for embedded ASS subtitles in FFmpeg
Fixed minor bugs
Renderers:
Improved support for Panasonic ST60 TVs
Improved support for Samsung J6200 TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated chromecast-java-api-v2 to 0.9.1
Updated FFmpeg
Updated Google gson to 2.6.2
Updated jai-imageio-core to 1.3.1
Updated jmustache to 1.12
Updated JNA to 4.2.2
Updated logback to 1.1.6
Updated slf4j to 1.7.19


Version 6.2.0 released

Changes since 6.1.0:

General:
Use image instead of text in thumbnail overlays
Improved the web interface
Added support for using Open Subtitles credentials
Improved filename prettifying
Fixed bump support on mobile devices
Renderers:
Improved Panasonic VT60 support
Improved Samsung J55xx support
Fixed duplicate subtitles on Samsung TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated Apache Commons Collections to 3.2.2
Updated l10n Maven plugin to 1.4
Updated logback to 1.1.5
Updated Maven Project Info Reports plugin to 2.8.1
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.83
Updated slf4j to 1.7.16


Version 6.1.0 released

Changes since 6.0.0:

General:
Added a back link to the web interface
Improved logging
Squashed lots of bugs
Stopped systems from using installed versions of JNA
Thumbnails are unpadded by default
Improved speed of parsing subtitles
Improved filename prettifying speed and stability
Filename prettifying uses more information from Open Subtitles
Fixed FFmpeg not using custom fonts (thanks, Tiago!)
Fixed seeking with FFmpeg when embedded picture-based subtitles
Use FFmpeg by default to transcode embedded picture-based subtitles
Stop MediaInfo from using the network
Renderers:
Added ThumbnailPadding option
Improved Panasonic VT60 support
Improved Panasonic CX700 support
Improved Samsung PL51E490 support
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.82


Version 6.0.0 released

Changes since 5.5.0:

General:
Added "Fully played action" setting to control what UMS does with media that has been fully played. The options are:
Do nothing
Add an overlay to the thumbnail (default)
Hide the file
Move the file to a different folder
Move the file to the recycle/trash bin
Added "Thumbnails" renderer config option, to specify whether the renderer can display thumbnails
The Status tab updates when media is fast-forwarded or rewound
Audio and image thumbnails are output at consistent dimensions
Added SquareAudioThumbnails and SquareImageThumbnails renderer configuration options
Improved support for thumbnail generation
Improved detection of the position of media while playing
Improved logging
Improved headless support
Fixed font size of subtitles
Improved filename prettifying
Fixed transcoding to LPCM
Added and updated tooltips
Stability improvements
Fixed and improved automatic cover downloading
Fixed OS X version
Renderers:
Improved Status tab display for Panasonic TVs
Improved VLC for iOS support
Improved Panasonic VT60 support
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated Google gson to 2.5
Updated h2database to 1.4.191
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.81

Changes since 6.0.0-b2:

General:
Improved headless support
Fixed font size of subtitles
Improved performance
Stability improvements
Improved filename prettifying
Fixed transcoding to LPCM
Added and updated tooltips
Fixed and improved automatic cover downloading
Fixed OS X version
Renderers:
Improved VLC for iOS support
Improved Panasonic VT60 support
Languages:
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated Google gson to 2.5
Updated h2database to 1.4.191
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.81


Version 5.5.0 / 6.0.0-b2 is released

Changes since 5.4.0/6.0.0-b1:

General:
Language selection is offered on first startup
Improved display on Retina screens
Improved language selection interface
Improved conversion of 3D subtitles
Fixed positioning of subtitles in FFmpeg
Fixed tooltip consistency
Fixed detection of file permissions on Windows
Fixed detection of headless state
Fixed many minor bugs
Renderers:
Updated images for Android, PS3 and PS4
Fixed AirPlayer support
Fixed VLC for iOS support
Languages:
Added Afrikaans, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
Allow the translation of language names
Synchronized translations with crowdin
External Components:
Updated Maven exec plugin to 1.4.0
Rolled back JNA to 4.1.0, which fixes a playback error


Version 6.0.0-b1 is released

Changes since 6.0.0-a1:

General:
Added SquareAudioThumbnails and SquareImageThumbnails renderer configuration options
Improved support for thumbnail generation
Improved detection of the position of media while playing
Improved logging
All changes from 5.4.0

Version 6.0.0-a1 is released

Changes since 5.3.1:

General:
Added "Fully played action" setting to control what UMS does with media that has been fully played. The options are:
Do nothing
Add an overlay to the thumbnail (default)
Hide the file
Move the file to a different folder
Move the file to the recycle/trash bin
Added "Thumbnails" renderer config option, to specify whether the renderer can display thumbnails
The Status tab updates when media is fast-forwarded or rewound
Audio and image thumbnails are output at consistent dimensions
Renderers:
Improved Status tab display for Panasonic TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin


Version 5.4.0 is released

Changes since 5.3.1:

General:
Added splash screen, disabled by default
Improved support for subtitles in FFmpeg
Improved headless support on Windows
Improved support for unrecognized filetypes
Improved speed and accuracy of the filename prettifying feature
Fixed support for 3D subtitles
Fixed the saving of window size
Renderers:
Added support for AnyCast
Added support for Miracast M806
Added support for Sony Bravia NX800 TVs
Improved playback support for several renderers
External Components:
Updated Cling to 2.1.0
Updated FFmpeg
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.80


Version 5.3.1 is released

This release improves support for high-DPI displays, Linux, Samsung TVs, translations and more!

Changes since 5.3.0

General:
Window state is saved when maximized
Improved font-scaling on high-DPI displays
Improved file permissions checks
Improved filename prettifying
Fixed Linux not finding FFmpeg (thanks, Oxalin!)
Renderers:
Added detection of the Edge browser
Fixed support for subtitles on Samsung J series TVs
Languages:
Synchronized translations with Crowdin
External Components:
Updated icu4j version to 56.1
Updated JGoodies Looks to 2.7.0
Updated JNA to 4.2.1


Version 5.3.0 is released

This release makes the window save its size and position, improves transcoding quality and speed, fixes many bugs, and more.

Important note: From now on we are releasing builds only for Java 7+. If you need builds for Java 6, our older releases are still available.

Changes since 5.2.3:

General:
The main window saves its size and position
Fixed DTS-HD being detected as regular DTS
Fixed the use of UMS profiles
Made automatic updater more stable
Improved detection of write permissions
Improved plugin installation support
Made profile a possible command line argument
Improved speed when reading shared folders
Fixed several bugs
Renderers:
Disabled folder thumbnails on Apple iOS apps
Improved support for VLC for iOS
Panasonic TVs use higher-quality thumbnails
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to 7c8fcbb, which increases transcoding quality and speed
Updated h2database to 1.4.190
Updated Maven Assembly plugin to 2.6
Updated Maven Eclipse plugin to 2.10
Updated Maven Surefire plugin to 2.19
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.78, which improved file parsing speed
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB64, which increases transcoding quality and speed
Updated Netty to 3.10.5


Version 5.2.3 is released

This release improves Windows 10 support, playback stability, support for TVs, translations, fixes bugs and more!

Important note: This is the last time we will release a version of UMS for Java 6. We will continue to release builds for Java 7 and Java 8.

Changes since 5.2.2:

General:
Improved logging and logging options
Improved language translations
Improved Windows 10 support
Improved playback stability
Changed default thumbnail seeking position from 2 seconds to 4 seconds
Minor status tab updates
Fixed the web interface Flash player
Fixed many bugs
Renderers:
Improved detection of AirPlayer
Improved folder population time on Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Samsung TVs
Improved support for Vizio TVs
Languages:
Improved accuracy of automatic subtitles language detection
Updated many languages based on contributions from Crowdin
External Components:
Updated AssertJ to 2.2.0
Updated h2database to 1.4.189
Updated FFmpeg for Windows
Updated Javassist to 3.20.0-GA
Updated jmustache to 1.10
Updated JNA to 4.2.0
Updated maven-antrun-plugin to 1.7
Updated Plexus-utils to 3.0.22
Updated Seamless to 1.1.1


Version 5.2.2 is released

This release improves file support, speed, translations, renderer support and more!

Changes since 5.2.1:

General:
Fixed audio transcoding with embedded images (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved MIME type handling
Improved logging
Expanded filename prettifying
Improved renderer selection interface (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved file support (thanks, Nadahar!)
Speed improvements
Renderers:
Improved support for Xbox 360
Languages:
Updated all languages to remove unused translations (thanks, ler0y and Nadahar!)
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, ler0y!)
Updated English (thanks, ler0y!)
Updated Polish translation (thanks, Karol Szastok!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.75
Updated Netty to 3.10.4


Version 5.2.1 is released

This release fixes MediaInfo, updates the Spanish translation, improves Xbox One thumbnails and more!

OS X version coming soon.

Changes since 5.2.0:

General:
Improved efficiency of configuration file loading (thanks, Nadahar!)
Improved support for quotation marks and apostrophes on some renderers (thanks, Nadahar!)
Fixed broken 32-bit MediaInfo dependency
Renderers:
Fixed Xbox One thumbnails
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)


Version 5.2.0 is released

This release adds support for PS4, improves support for PS3, Xbox One and Panasonic TVs, improves stability, fixes bugs and more!

Special thanks to all of you who helped us with testing and adding PS4 support, including ExSport, AlGrenadine, mileleku, Phonism, mine260309, NZ_InFerno, carbontoast, tangestani, and many others.

Changes since 5.1.4:

General:
Made tsMuxeR use FFmpeg instead of MEncoder
Made tsMuxeR transcode audio to AAC if the renderer expects AAC
Improved FFmpeg responsiveness during fast-forward and rewind
Improved automatic rescaling
Fixed detection of aspect ratios
Merged the install/uninstall Windows Service buttons into one button (thanks, taconaut!)
Add zoom/fit to web image viewer
Fixed a bug with sending external subtitles
Fixed MIME type finalization when parsing media
Fixed transcoding to AAC via MEncoder
Support late resolution of media length
Improved the accuracy of video metadata
Added ThumbnailWidth and ThumbnailHeight renderer settings
Added support for file extensions: AC3, AMR and TTA (thanks, ler0y!)
Fixed custom device configuration loading
Added more logging
Fixed folders not showing if they were previously empty, with "hide empty folders" enabled (thanks, jensaarai!)
Cleaned up the titles in the transcode folder in some cases
Various minor improvements/fixes
Expanded code testing for improved stability
Renderers:
Added support for Sony PlayStation 4
Improved thumbnail display on Panasonic TVs
Improved thumbnail display on Microsoft Xbox One
Languages:
Updated English translation (thanks, Nadahar!)
Updated Norwegian translation (thanks, Nadahar!)
External Components:
Rolled back FFmpeg on OS X to fix transcoding for some users
Updated Netty to 4.0.29


Version 5.1.4 is released

This release improves file support, detection, browsing and transcoding speed, stability and more!

Changes since 5.1.3:

General:
Limits clickable areas of settings more precisely
Uses a default renderer image when none exist
Made H.264 transcoding faster
Improved stability and speed with large amounts of images
Expanded code testing coverage (thanks, Jensaarai!)
Improved detection of languages
Improved filename prettifying
Code optimizations
Renderers:
Improved support for DTS audio on Panasonic VT60 TVs
Languages:
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 20150521, which:
Improved support for many containers and codecs
Fixed bugs
Updated InterFrame to 2.8.2, which improved speed
Updated Maven Assembly Plugin to 2.5.4
Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.3
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.15
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.10.3
Updated Maven Surefire Plugin to 2.18.1
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.74, which improved detection of file information
Updated Netty to 4.0.28, which improved network operations (thanks, mfulgo!)


Version 5.1.3 is released

This release improves file support, detection and stability for many renderers, adds and improves documentation, fixes bugs and more!

Changes since 5.1.2:

General:
Added and improved documentation in UMS.conf and DefaultRenderer.conf
Added the URL for the web interface to the logs on the Logs tab
Improved detection of the H.263 codec (thanks, leroy!)
Improved stability when transcoding subtitles by default
Simplified MEncoder commands in some situations
Fixed bugs
Renderers:
Improves support for Samsung EH5300 TVs (thanks, panzer!)
Fixed initial folders bug on Xbox 360/One
Improved detection of Xbox One
Improved detection of several Samsung TVs
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)


Version 5.1.2 is released

Changes since 5.1.1:

General:
Added "upnp_enable" user-level option
Added "log_level" user-level option
Added "UpnpAllow" renderer-level option
Added "Create TRACE logs" button
Added the ability to restart the program (not just the server)
Fixed videos being muxed instead of streamed
Various minor fixes/improvements
Renderers:
Added DSD/DFF streaming support to Cambridge Audio Blu-ray Disc players
Added more tags to DefaultRenderer.conf
Improved renderer detection/handling
Improved Android device detection
Improved detection of Panasonic AS600 Series TVs
Improved PS3 muxing via tsMuxeR
Improved support for Samsung D6400 TVs
Improved support for Samsung EH5300 TVs
Improved support for transcoding to Technisat S1+
Fixed support for MP3 files on some Samsung TVs and Blu-ray Disc players
External Components:
Updated h2database to 1.4.187
Updated JDom to 2.0.6
Updated Logback to 1.1.3
Updated Maven AntRun Plugin to 1.8
Updated Maven Findbugs Plugin to 3.0.1
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.13
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.10.2
Updated Maven PMD Plugin to 3.4
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.73, which:
Added and improved support for many formats
Fixed bugs
Updated slf4j to 1.7.12


Version 5.1.1.1 for Windows is released

This is a Windows-only quick fix which corrects the 32-bit MediaInfo dependency.

Changes since 5.1.1:

General:
Fixed MediaInfo dependency


Version 5.1.1 is released

This release fixes several important bugs, adds the ability to have links in tooltips, and makes audio tracks ordered by track number instead of song title on Samsung TVs!

Changes since 5.1.0:

General:
Added support for links in tooltips (thanks, taconaut!)
Added support for customizing background and foreground color in tooltips (thanks, taconaut!)
Added PrependTrackNumbers renderer option to ensure that renderers order audio by track number (thanks, javand!)
Made the RescaleByRenderer setting more consistent
Fixed MP4, M4A and 3GP file compatibility on some renderers
Fixed bug with the renderer selection window
Fixed audio and image compatibility on some renderers
Fixed transcoding with subtitles on 64-bit systems
Renderers:
Made Samsung televisions and Blu-ray Disc players order audio by track number


Version 5.1.0 is released
Changes since 5.0.1:

General:
Added 64-bit versions of FFmpeg for a ~10% increase in transcoding speed
Removed the "Save" button since changes to settings are now saved automatically
Improved detection of playback states
Improved connection awareness
Improved True Motion frame interpolation speed by up to 20%
Improved folder population speed
Improved support for 3GPP files
Improved descriptions of settings
Slightly altered the memory usage bar
Fixed the renderer SeekByTime setting
Fixed renderer detection and recognition in some cases
Fixed display names for videos that have the Track (song title) value set
Fixed incorrect ContentFeatures headers being sent to renderers (thanks, master-nevi!)
Fixed the web logviewer
Fixed bugs with 3D subtitles
Fixed the setting for using embedded subtitles styles
Renderers:
Fixed filename bug on Sony Bravia TVs
Improved support for LG LED-backlit LCD 2014 TVs
Improved support for Samsung H6203 TVs
Languages:
Made more strings translatable
Updated Czech translation
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, ler0y!)
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
Updated Italian translation (thanks, bartsimp!)
External Components:
Updated Chromecast Java API to 0.0.6
Updated Commons Codec to 1.10
Updated FEST Util to 1.2.5
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X, which:
Improved support for many containers and codecs
Fixed bugs
Updated Gson to 2.3.1
Updated h2database to 1.4.186, which:
Fixed memory issues
Fixed caching issues
Updated InterFrame to 2.8.0, which:
Increased processing speed by up to 20%
Reduced memory use
Reduced dependencies
Updated JDom to 2.0.2
Updated JUnit to 4.12
Updated Plexus Utils to 3.0.21
Updated slf4j to 1.7.10


Version 5.0.1
Changes since 5.0.0:

General:
Fixed text in the Windows automatic updater
Fixed MediaInfo not parsing some rare data
Fixed detection of font attachments
Fixed support for subtitled files with apostrophes in the name
Fixed errors when packing debug files
Fixed support for resuming playback on some devices
Improved support for MOV, 3GP and 3G2 files
Reduced CPU load when the Status tab is visible
Improved support for 1920x1088 videos
Fixed logging error
Fixed the web interface when browsing via Safari
Improved stability when disabling renderers
Renderers:
Added support for Kodi Media Center
Added support for more Panasonic Blu-ray players
Added support for Samsung HT-F4 series home entertainment systems
Improved detection of some LG TVs
Improved detection of some Panasonic Blu-ray players and TVs
Improved detection of some Samsung devices
Improved support for Samsung ES6100 TVs
Improved support for Samsung ES6575 TVs
Improved support for Sony Xperia Z3 smart phones
Updated the image for Xbox 360
Fixed 24-bit FLAC playback on PS3 via the Videos folder
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated MediaInfo for OS X to 0.7.71, which:
Improved folder population time
Added and improved support for many formats
Fixed bugs


Version 5.0.0
Changes since 4.4.0:

General:
Added support for UPnP connections and playback
Added the option to use info from IMDB with filename prettifying
Added HTML5 video support to the web interface
Create custom per-device configuration files to override any general renderer or UMS setting
Major redesign of the status tab to show per-renderer information
Minor tweaks to the GUI
Improved player control
Includes the possibility to allow UMS to control renders automatically
Web player can also be controlled
Automatic reloading of external files
Documentation updates
New xmb playlist folders with optional automatic starting, looping, and saving, editable from web or xmb
A dynamic xmb playlist for on-the-fly playlist creation from web or xmb
Better bump/gui player playlists with optional automatic looping
Push playback support for chromecast and web browsers
Changed the interface for enabling/disabling renderer configurations
Changed the default setting for wrap_dts_into_pcm to false
Made sure files are always directly streamable via the Transcoding folder
Added the UMS_MAX_MEMORY variable to UMS.sh
Fixed audio downsampling
Fixed a bug with parsing formats from MediaInfo
Removed the database compacting method that was never recommended
Fixed a startup error
Minor bugfixes and code optimizations
Renderers:
Added support for Panasonic DMP-BDT360 devices
Added support for Samsung H6500 Blu-ray Disc players
Added support for Telefunken TVs
Improved support for Chromecast (cast from UMS webui/gui)
Improved support for Panasonic Viera AS650 series TVs
Improved support for Samsung C6600 series TVs
Improved support for Sony Blu-ray Disc players
Improved support for Sony Bravia W series TVs
Improved file compatibility on non-PS3 renderers
Fixed detection of some Samsung renderers
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
External Components:
Updated h2database to 1.4.185
Updated Maven Assembly Plugin to 2.5.2
Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.2
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.11
Updated Maven Source Plugin to 2.4
Updated Maven Surefire plugins to 2.18
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.71, which:
Improves folder population time
Improves detection of many formats
Fixes bugs
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB63, which:
Fixes support for DVD audio
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs


Version 4.4.0
Changes since 4.3.1:

General:
Improved compatibility of H.264 transcoded videos
Fixed error on Linux when VLC is not installed
Fixed recognition of BMP, Theora and Vorbis (thanks, ler0y!)
Added support for several more formats and codecs in renderer configs (thanks, ler0y!)
Added "SendFolderThumbnails" renderer option
Fixed some cases of unnecessary video transcoding
Fixed AviSynth output compatibility on some renderers
Improved speed of True Motion processing
Updated setting descriptions
Cleaned up logging
Fixed MP3 transcoding support
Improved library creation speed and prevented unnecessary transcoding for non-video files
Renderers:
Added support for Samsung ES8005 TVs (thanks, wazer!)
Added support for Samsung BD-C6800 Blu-ray Disc Players
Added support for Sony Xperia Z3
Added support for Yamaha R-N500
Improved support for Hama IR320
Improved support for Panasonic AS600E TVs (thanks, Etmoc!)
Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
Improved support for Samsung H6400 series TVs
Improved support for Sony Blu-ray Disc players from 2013
Improved support for Sony Bravia NX70x series TVs
Improved support for Sony Bravia W series TVs
Improved support for Xbox 360
Fixed audio transcoding on Sony Bravia EX series TVs
Fixed timeouts on Philips TVs
Fixed support for images on Panasonic TVs
Updated DefaultRenderer.conf
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X, which:
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB62, which:
Fixes support for Opus
Fixes support for DVDs
Fixes color and italic support for MicroDVD subtitles
Improves MPEG-2 output
Fixes x264 hardware acceleration
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes VBR and VFR support in H.264 output
Fixes bugs
Updated Netty to 3.9.6, which fixed bugs


Version 4.3.1
Changes since 4.3.0:

General:
Windows installer removes deprecated renderer files
Fixed a startup crash
Renderers:
Added support for Hisense K680 TVs
Added support for Samsung F5505 TVs
Improved support for LG LS5700 TVs (thanks, AngelShine!)
Improved support for Panasonic S60 Series TVs
Improved support for Samsung WiseLink devices
Improved support for Sony Bravia HX75 Series TVs


Version 5.0.0 Beta 1
Changes since 5.0.0-a1:

General:
Major redesign of the status tab to show per-renderer information
Improved player control
Includes the possibility to allow UMS to control renders automatically
Web player can also be controlled
Automatic reloading of external files
Documentation updates
New xmb playlist folders with optional automatic starting, looping, and saving, editable from web or xmb
A Dynamic xmb playlist for on-the-fly playlist creation from web or xmb
Better bump/gui player playlists with optional automatic looping
Push playback support for chromecast and web browsers
Improved Chromecast support (cast from UMS webui/gui)
All changes from 4.2.1, 4.2.2 and 4.3.0


Version 4.3.0
Changes since 4.2.2:

General:
Added the ability to transcode to H.265
Improved filename prettifying
Improved support for many formats and codecs
Fixed VLC engine
Formatted the default renderer file
Renderers:
Added support for LG UB820V TVs
Added support for Logitech Squeezebox
Fixed video aspect ratios on Philips and Sony TVs
Improved support for Hama IR320
Improved support for LG LM660 TVs
Improved support for Netgem N7700
Improved support for Roku 3
Improved support for Samsung EH6070 TVs
Improved support for Samsung H4500 TVs
Improved support for Samsung HU7000 TVs
Improved support for Samsung HU9000 TVs
Improved support for Xbox 360
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)


Version 4.2.2
Changes since 4.2.1:

General:
Improved compatibility of H.264 transcoding when using MEncoder
Customized buffer color
Renderers:
Added support for Hama IR320 (thanks, Enrice!)
Added support for Roku 3 (incomplete) (thanks, weyrava and drocket!)
Added support for Panasonic ET60 Series TVs (thanks, Enrice!)
Added support for Samsung F5100 Blu-ray Disc players (thanks, maracucho!)
Added support for Samsung Galaxy S5 (thanks, FlyMcDoogal!)
Added support for Sony PlayStation Vita (incomplete) (thanks, Verequies, Balmung and xubz!)
Fixed Xbox One detection (thanks, Whogie!)
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated JNA to 4.1.0, which fixes bugs
Updated Maven Exec Plugin to 1.3.2, which fixes bugs
Updated Maven Findbugs Plugin to 3.0.0, which fixes bugs
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.10.1, which fixes bugs
Updated Maven Jdepend Plugin to 2.0, which fixes bugs
Updated Maven Site Plugin to 3.4, which fixes bugs
Updated Netty to 3.9.5, which fixes bugs


Version 4.2.1
Changes since 4.2.0:

General:
Increased speed of FFmpeg transcoding to H.264
Updated UMS.conf
Improved filename prettifying
Re-added "Force default renderer" option to the GUI
Minor GUI fixes and improvements
Fontconfig caches are not generated if subtitles are disabled
Renamed most renderer config files
Fixed special characters in folder names not displaying correctly
Renderers:
Added support for LG WebOS TVs
Added support for Panasonic SC-BTT Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound Systems
Added support for Samsung ES8000 TVs
Added support for Samsung F5900 Blu-ray Disc players
Added support for Technisat S1+
Improved detection of Windows Media Player
Improved support for H.264 videos on some renderers
Improved support for Cambridge Audio Azur BD players
Improved support for Samsung WiseLink renderers
Improved support for subtitles on Sony Bravia EX TVs (thanks, master-nevi!)
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Xbox One
Fixed seeking on Samsung E+ Series TVs
Languages:
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB60, which:
Improves H.264 transcoding
Improves H.265 support
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs


Version 5.0 Alpha 1
Changes since 4.2.0:

Changes unique to 5.0.0-a1:
General:
Added support for UPnP connections and playback
Added the option to use info from IMDB with filename prettifying
Added HTML5 video support to the web interface
Minor tweaks to the GUI
Changes from the 4.x release branch:
General:
Increased speed of FFmpeg transcoding to H.264
Updated UMS.conf
Improved filename prettifying
Re-added "Force default renderer" option to the GUI
Minor GUI fixes and improvements
Fontconfig caches are not generated if subtitles are disabled
Renderers:
Added support for Panasonic SC-BTT Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound Systems
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Xbox One
Languages:
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)


Version 4.2.0
Changes since 4.1.3:

General:
Added support for automatic 2D to 3D subtitles conversion
Added renderer support for converting 3D video to a different 3D format
Added a new template renderer file "DefaultRenderer.conf" which contains all possible renderer config options (like PS3.conf did before)
Made cache recreation happen only when it has changed, instead of with every new release
FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for subtitle transcoding if there are embedded fonts, since FFmpeg can't use them
Improved video quality when transcoding via FFmpeg over wired networks
Improved language detection
Transcode instead of streaming videos when their bitrate is too high for the renderer
Updated tooltips
Fixed the cache not storing all data (thanks, taconaut!)
Fixed full-SBS 3D support via FFmpeg
Fixed not transcoding subtitles for renderers that can stream the file format but not with subtitles
Renderers:
Added support for Samsung HT-E3 Series Blu-ray Home Entertainment Systems
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Philips TVs (thanks, ler0y!)
Improved support for Xbox One
Improved some renderer images
Formatted all renderer configs
Removed unnecessary (same as default) values from all renderer configs
Languages:
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to 20141014 builds, which:
Fixes a bug with subtitle parsing
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs
Updated InterFrame to 2.6.0, which:
Improves quality
Improves GPU support
Fixes bugs
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u25, which:
Improves security


Version 4.1.3
Changes since 4.1.2:

General:
Improved default settings for smoother playback on wired and wireless networks
Made FFmpeg more reliable when transcoding embedded subtitles
Enabled file cache by default
Updated logo (subtle)
Improved cache handling
Disabled FFmpeg deferring to MEncoder for subtitles by default
Fixed thumbnails on some Samsung TVs
Fixed general bugs
Renderers:
Fixed unnecessary high CPU usage on LG TVs (thanks, amalic!)
Fixed support for Sony Home Theatre Systems
Fixed support for Xbox One
Improved support for Samsung UE ES6575 TVs
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)


Version 4.1.2
Changes since 4.1.1:

General:
Folder population speed improvements with filename prettifying enabled
Web interface client-side speed improvements
Web interface design tweaks
Expanded filename prettifying
Split the renderer option SupportedSubtitlesFormats into SupportedExternalSubtitlesFormats and SupportedInternalSubtitlesFormats
Optimized video bitrate over wireless connections
Made more strings translatable
Fixed FFmpeg not working on OS X
Fixed FFmpeg to MEncoder deferral via the Transcode folder
Fixed subtitles being transcoded when they didn't need to be
Fixed web thumbnails sometimes
Fixed the Windows installer downloading the 32-bit version of Java on 64-bit systems
Fixed the Windows installer offering to automatically close UMS
Renderers:
Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Improved support for Samsung renderers
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for OS X to g7cf1f0f, which:
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs
Updated jQuery to 1.11.1, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated NSIS LockedList to 3.0.0.3, which:
Adds support for detecting 64-bit processes
Fixes bugs


Version 4.1.1
Changes since 4.1.0:

General:
Made videos start faster sometimes when using FFmpeg
Improved accuracy when parsing rare files
Improved folder population speed
Fixed x264 transcoding when using recent versions of MEncoder
Fixed Windows Java 6 versions trying to update to Java 7
Renderers:
Fixed external subtitle streaming support on Samsung TVs
Languages:
Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
Updated Spanish translation
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB59, which:
Fixes decoding of PGS subtitles
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Improves 3D compatibility on some devices
Fixes bugs
Updated Netty to 3.9.4, which:
Improves security
Fixes bugs
Improves memory use


Version 4.1.0
Changes since 4.0.3:

General:
Added previous and next buttons to web interface
Added the ability to prioritize renderer loading order
Windows uninstaller no longer deletes custom renderer configs
Windows uninstaller no longer leaves behind unused files
Windows automatic updater downloads the correct build for the user's Java version
FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for transcoding subtitles by default
Fixed subtitles stretching bug
Fixed startup crash on non-Windows operating systems
Fixed subtitles not being transcoded when the renderer supported streaming the file
Fixed automatic wireless quality optimizations not being applied
Improved logging and log packing
Speed improvements
Renderers:
Added support for Xbox One via DLNA
Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u20, which:
Improves security
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to builds from 2014-08-28, which:
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs


Version 4.0.3
Changes since 4.0.2:

General:
Fixed MP4 support on some renderers
Fixed transcoded video resolutions with odd numbers on some renderers
Fixed error when retrieving audio channels
Updated descriptions in UMS.conf
Renderers:
Fixed audio support on WDTV Live (thanks, DualC!)
Fixed external subtitle support on Samsung devices
Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
Languages:
Fixed Spanish translation
Updated most translations in minor ways
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
External Components:
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.69, which:
Improves folder population times
Improves stability
Improves detection of HEVC streams
Fixes bugs


Version 4.0.2
Changes since 4.0.1:

General:
The Java 8 build on Windows offers to update Java 7
Added all default renderer values to PS3.conf to make it easier to support new renderers
Added documentation and formatting to PS3.conf
Fixed automatic Java download/installation on Windows for users without it
Fixed the Live Subtitles feature
Fixed external subtitle support
Renderers:
Improved support for DirecTV HR
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Samsung devices
External Components:
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u11, which:
Improves security
Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.1


Version 4.0.1
Changes since 4.0.0:

General:
Added option InternalSubtitlesSupported to renderer configs for greater control over file compatibility
Added option "Force external subtitles"
Added the option "Use embedded style" to FFmpeg instead of just MEncoder
Fixed a bug with the adaptive bitrate setting GUI
Fixed bugs with subtitles not being loaded
Fixed displaying the Windows-specific "prevent operating system from sleeping" option on other operating systems
Fixed FFmpeg sometimes sending too many audio channels
Fixed FFmpeg using a bitrate too high for audio transcoding
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-07-16, which:
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs


Version 4.0.0
Changes since 3.6.4:

General:
Added a web interface, available at localhost:9001
Added option to automatically adjust the maximum bandwidth by measuring the speed of the connection to the devices
Added a new transcoding option to allow H.264 video with AAC audio
Added "Random" file sorting option
Added tooltips to more options in the GUI
Added option to use PsPing on Windows to make network speed estimates more accurate (ping_path)
Added renderer option LimitFolders to specify whether the renderer has a folder limit
Added renderer option SendDateMetadata to specify whether to send last modified date metadata to the renderer
Added searching to each folder
Added web_port and web_enable settings to UMS.conf
Added support for 4k videos by automatically scaling them to a resolution that the renderer supports
Made FFmpeg the default transcoding engine
Made the buffer more animated
Changed the names of transcoding options in renderer config files for clarity
Output surround audio (AC-3) instead of stereo (MP2) when using VLC (needs testing)
Enabled subtitles in VLC (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Improved the TextWrap function, which makes filenames fit better on certain renderers
Improved detection of which videos are automatically muxable
Made more strings translatable
Fixed performing unnecessary network speed checks
Fixed a bug with the Recently Played folder
Fixed padding in FFmpeg for DVD video resolution
Fixed documentation images on Linux
Fixed external subtitles sometimes not loading
Fixed files with resolutions that are too high for the renderer streaming if they are otherwise supported
Fixed the VLC Web Video legacy engine only outputting 25fps
Fixed UMS occasionally telling renderers to expect a different video format than they get
General speed improvements
Updated several descriptions and formatted UMS.conf (user config) and PS3.conf (reference renderer config)
Renderers:
Added support for Google Chromecast
Added support for Sony Bravia XBR TVs
Improved aspect ratios on Sony Bravia EX TVs
Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
Improved support for AirPlayer
Improved support for Android
Improved support for BlackBerry
Improved support for Cambridge Audio Blu-ray players
Improved support for D-Link DSM-510
Improved support for Freebox HD
Improved support for Freecom Music Pal
Improved support for LG Smart TV Upgrader
Improved support for OPPO Blu-ray players
Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Improved support for Popcorn Hour
Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
Improved support for Realtek media players
Improved support for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices
Improved support for Showtime
Improved support for Sony Bravia TVs, media players, Blu-ray players and Xperia devices
Improved support for Streamium
Improved support for Telstra T-Box
Improved support for VideoWeb TV
Improved support for Vizio TVs
Improved support for WDTV Live
Improved support for XBMC
Improved support for Xbox 360
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)


Version 4.0.0-b1 is released
Changes since 4.0.0-a1:

General:
Added option to automatically adjust the maximum bandwidth by measuring the speed of the connection to the devices
Added searching to the web interface
Added and improved documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions, OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and KeepAspectRatio)
Added "Random" file sorting option
Added tooltips to more options in the GUI
Added option to use PsPing on Windows to make network speed estimates more accurate (ping_path)
Added renderer option LimitFolders to specify whether the renderer has a folder limit or not
Added searching to each folder
Improved web interface display, especially on mobile devices
Improved changing settings via web interface
Removed the folder limit from the web interface
Made more strings translatable
Fixed a bug with filename prettifying
Made the renderer setting KeepAspectRatio more reliable
Renamed the renderer option OverrideVideoFilter to OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter
Fixed incorrect aspect ratios being cached
Fixed bugs with FFmpeg subtitles
Fixed a bug with adding files
Fixed ignored renderers
Fixed performing unnecessary speed checks
Fixed a bug with the Recently Played folder
Renderers:
Improved support for DirecTV HR
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices
Improved aspect ratios on Sony Bravia EX TVs
External Components:
Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.4
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB58, which:
Improves H.265 support
Improves buffer allocation
Makes seeking more accurate
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Improves speed
Fixes bugs
Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated slf4j to 1.7.7


Changes since 3.6.3:

General:
Fixed a bug with filename prettifying
Fixed a bug with FFmpeg subtitles
Fixed a bug with adding files
Fixed ignored renderers
Renderers:
Improved support for Samsung devices
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB58, which:
Improves H.265 support
Improves buffer allocation
Makes seeking more accurate
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Improves speed
Fixes bugs


Changes since 3.6.2:

General:
Added and improved documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions, OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and KeepAspectRatio)
Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
Made the renderer setting KeepAspectRatio more reliable
Renamed the renderer option OverrideVideoFilter to OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter
Fixed incorrect aspect ratios being cached
Fixed thumbnail seek position
Fixed bugs with FFmpeg subtitle styles
Renderers:
Added support for nPlayer, skifta and TwonkyBeam on portable Apple devices (thanks, MattDetroit!)
Added support for LG LM620 TVs (thanks, michal-sapsa!)
Added support for Sony Bravia W7 series TVs (thanks, shtirlic!)
Improved support for DirecTV HR
Improved support for OPPO devices
Improved support for Panasonic TVs
Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.4
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB55, which:
Fixes DTS-ES to AC-3 transcoding
Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated slf4j to 1.7.7


4.0.0 a1
Changes since 3.6.2:

General:
Added a web interface, available at localhost:9001
Added a new transcoding option to allow H.264 video with AAC audio
Added documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions and OverrideVideoFilter)
Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
Changed the names of transcoding options in renderer config files for clarity
Output surround audio (AC-3) instead of stereo (MP2) when using VLC (needs testing)
Enabled subtitles in VLC (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Made FFmpeg the default transcoding engine
Improved the TextWrap function, which makes filenames fit better on certain renderers
Fixed padding in FFmpeg for DVD video resolution
Renderers:
Added support for Google Chromecast
Added support for nPlayer, skifta and TwonkyBeam on portable Apple devices (thanks, MattDetroit!)
Added support for LG LM620 TVs (thanks, michal-sapsa!)
Added support for Sony Bravia W7 series TVs (thanks, shtirlic!)
Improved support for OPPO devices
Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated slf4j to 1.7.7


Changes since 3.6.1:

General:
Tweaked the default Wi-Fi settings for smoother playback on slower networks
Fixed automatic updating on Windows
Fixed a memory leak
Fixed several bugs on OS X
Optimized code
Improved logging
Renderers:
Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
Improved support for DirecTV HR
Improved support for LG LA644V Smart TV
Improved support for Nokia N900
Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
Improved support for Sony Bravia 4500
Improved support for Sony Bravia EX620
Improved support for Telstra T-Box
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)


Changes since 3.6.0:

General:
Made resuming more intuitive
Fixed the aspect ratio of thumbnails by default (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Fixed the buffer going nuts after automatic subtitle conversion (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Fixed support for URLs in playlists
Fixed error with thumbnails of resume files (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Fixed the user interface when hiding advanced options
Languages:
Made more strings translatable
Updated Czech translation
Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-05-05, which:
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Fixes bugs
Updated h2database to 1.3.176, which:
Improves stability
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB57, which:
Adds AAC encoding support
Improves H.265 support
Improves support for many containers and codecs
Improves speed
Fixes bugs


Changes since 3.5.0:

General:
Use the Entertainment application category on OS X instead of Other
MPlayer thumbnail generation is disabled in the GUI if "Generate thumbnails" is unticked
Made Matroska container detection more reliable
Message dialogs display in the center of the program instead of the screen
The FFmpegAudio engine supports web audio
Valid MIME types are always sent to the renderer
Thumbnails of resume files are taken from the correct time (thanks, tdcosta100!)
The "Hide empty folders" option works for New Media folders (thanks, jpeyper!)
Improved support for transcoding to H.264 (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Improved detection of H.264 (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Improved speed
Fixed FFmpeg subtitles conversion (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Fixed the ability to stop scanning the library
Fixed the ability to resume videos with external subtitles
Fixed LPCM transcoding
Fixed renderer selection
Fixed timeseek detection (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Renderers:
Added support for Cambridge Audio Azur BD players (thanks, Triplefun!)
Added support for LG LA6200 TVs (thanks, douglasanpa!)
Added support for Sony Bravia BX305 TVs (thanks, douglasanpa!)
Added support for more sizes of LG LA644V TVs
Allow muxing of non-mod4 videos to Bravia TVs (thanks, tdcosta100!)
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u55, which:
Improves security


Changes since 3.4.2:

General:
Added a reminder at the end of the configuration wizard about optionally setting shared folders
Added an option to run the configuration wizard on the next program start
Added the ability to specify folders to ignore (folders_ignored in UMS.conf)
Made the program icon look better in some situations (added more resolutions)
Expanded filename prettifying
Fixed OpenSubtitles support
Improved stability of packing debug files
Improved readme file
Improved speed
Cleaned some renderer configs
Increased the safety of using -ac, -ab and -c:a in the CustomFFmpegOptions string in renderer configs
Renderers:
Improved support for DirecTV and Samsung phones when using FFmpeg
Languages:
Updated English
External Components:
Updated h2database to 1.3.175, which:
Improves stability
Updated Logback to 1.1.1
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB56, which:
Improves DVD support
Fixes encoding sometimes finishing too soon
Improves stability
Improves support for the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Improves support for the following audio codecs: DTS
Improves support for the following containers: Matroska, MOV, OGG
Adds x265 encoding support
Improves audio sync
MPEG-4 adheres more strictly to spec limits
Updated Netty to 3.9.0, which:
Improves speed
Fixes bugs
Updated slf4j to 1.7.6, which:
Improves stability


Changes since 3.4.1:

General:
Improved fontconfig cache creation
The shared directory setting in the config is read more safely
Fixed video playback on some renderers including OPPO devices
Fixed a crash with certain files
Fixed a buffer display error
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-02-12, which:
Improves support for the following video codecs: H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8, VP9
Improves support for the following audio codecs: AC-3, DTS, WMA
Improves support for the following containers: AVI, Matroska, MPEG-TS
Fixes memory leaks
Improves detection of 60FPS
Improves audio sync
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.64, which:
Fixes crashes
Updated Netty to 3.7.0


Changes since 3.4.0:

General:
Fixed MPlayer thumbnail generation
Fixed support for the MovieInfo and LastFMScrobbler plugins
Improved math accuracy
Improved thread-safety
Improved code speed
Minor GUI improvements
External Components:
Updated JGoodies Forms to 1.6.0
Updated Maven Checkstyle plugin to 2.11
Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple plugin to 1.5
Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.3
Updated Maven Site plugin to 3.3
Updated Maven Surefire Report plugin to 2.16


Changes since 3.3.0:

General:
Added "Encoded Audio Passthrough" option for DTS and AC-3 audio
Added support for 3D MKV files (mk3d)
Made font cache creation over 50% faster on Windows
Font cache creation is done in the background
Expanded filename prettifying
Clicking "Check for updates" tells you when there are no updates
Image thumbnails are generated faster
Fixed FLAC support on some players
Removed broken entry from WEB.conf
Minor English language improvements
Renderers:
Improved support for the Vizio renderer
External Components:
Updated Commons Codec to 1.9
Updated Commons Configuration to 1.10
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-01-05+, which:
Adds support for reading and setting stereoscopic (3D) metadata for MPEG-2, H.264 and H.265 streams
Improves AV sync, especially when outputting MPEG-TS
Improves support for the following audio codecs: AC-3, DTS
Improves support for the following video codecs: VP9, H.264, H.265
Improves AviSynth support
Improves Matroska support
Updated InterFrame to 2.5.1, which:
Improves quality
Improves GPU support
Fixes bugs
Updated JGoodies Forms to 1.7.2
Updated JGoodies Looks to 2.5.3
Updated JNA to 4.0.0, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB55, which:
Adds Google VP9 support
Improves support for some DVDs
Speed improvements
Fixes memory leaks
Fixes a fontconfig bug
Improves support for the following containers: AVI, Matroska, MPEG-TS
Improves support for the following video codecs: H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8
Improves support for the following audio codecs: AAC, AC-3
Improves detection of 60FPS
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.67, which:
Fixes bugs
Updated Netty to 3.9.0, which:
Improves speed
Fixes bugs
Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.7


Changes since 3.2.0:

General:
Added the option to toggle the display of the profile name after the server name on the renderer
Added a warning on the Status tab if the UMS port is being blocked
Added some missing entries to UMS.conf
Added automatic video scaling to renderer resolution limits in FFmpeg
Added the ability to use asterisks for the "Force transcoding" and "Skip transcoding" options
Added config option "itunes_library_path"
Improved detection of which videos should be muxed automatically when using MEncoder or FFmpeg
Fixed files with compatible video but incompatible audio not muxing video
Fixed support for outputting 24-bit FLAC files as 24-bit by muxing them with video
Fixed audio playback if VLC is enabled
Made server restarts more reliable
Made sure FFmpeg outputs a compatible colorspace when transcoding to H.264
Made sure the transcode folder appears before files instead of after (below)
Renamed config setting "ffmpeg_font_config" to "ffmpeg_fontconfig"
Renamed config setting "hide_new_media" to "hide_new_media_folder"
Renderers:
Improved video compatibility on Panasonic TVs
Updated the PS3 image
Updated the XBMC logo
Languages:
Minor language tweaks
Renamed "Advanced Monitoring" to "Include in New Media folder"


Changes since 3.1.2.1:

General:
Added font cache generation for FFmpeg on startup
Added the ability for users to set their own server name
Added example virtual folders file in the profile directory
The virtual folders file is now loaded from the profile directory instead of the installation directory
Made seeking more accurate with FFmpeg
When FFmpeg muxes, it always uses tsMuxeR
Improved compatibility with videos with unusual colorspaces
Improved compatibility when transcoding to H.264 via FFmpeg
Improved compatibility with video with HE-AAC audio
Improved compatibility when using tsMuxeR via FFmpeg
Improved compatibility with high-resolution videos such as 3D-SBS and 3D-OU
Fixed resume files causing a startup crash
Fixed some settings causing a crash
Fixed bug with FFmpeg subtitles
Languages:
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2013-11-27, which:
Adds support for HEVC (H.265)
Improves seeking accuracy
Improves AV sync
Fixes memory leaks
Optimizes AC-3 decoding
Improves support for 60FPS videos
Improves AVI support
Silences meaningless errors
Improves DTS support
Supports seeking to non-keyframes in Matroska files
Improves AC-3 support
Fixes support for rare MP4 videos


Changes since 3.1.2:

General:
Fixed a video compatibility bug affecting some users


Changes since 3.1.1:

General:
Added tooltips to more options
Changed the appearance of tooltips
Removed the ability to set both FFmpeg muxing options at the same time in the GUI
Minor GUI improvements
Made the resume feature more stable
Fixed video compatibility bugs
Fixed FFmpeg on Linux systems which do not have FFmpeg installed


Changes since 3.1.0:

General:
Sort renderers by name in the "Default renderer" option
Fixed a bug that caused unnecessary transcoding/muxing
Fixed subtitles not being transcoded when they should be
Fixed parsing of FFmpeg protocols
Fixed memory leaks
Optimized code
Renderers:
Improved video support on Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Improved video support on PS3
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated h2database to 1.3.174, which:
Improves speed
Improves stability
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.65, which:
Improves stability


Changes since 3.0.0:

General:
Added new "Random" sorting option (thanks, etrunko!)
Added support for sending subtitles (losslessly) to renderers via closed captioning
Added option to clear all monitored files
Added support for picture-based subtitles (like VobSub) in FFmpeg
Added whitelist option for advanced users
Added support for automatically muxing WEB-DL files on all operating systems by default
Added automatic tsMuxeR muxing via FFmpeg
Added tooltips to more settings
Improved video compatibility when transcoding to H.264 via MEncoder or FFmpeg
Increased speed of FFmpeg transcoding by default by ~25% in some cases
Disabled AviSynth/MEncoder by default
Fixed subtitle character conversion in FFmpeg
Fixed the configuration option to disable multithreading with FFmpeg engines
Fixed the New Media folder not adhering to the empty folder setting
Fixed the broken FFmpeg binary on Linux
Renderers:
Added support for Sony STR-DA5800ES (thanks, AYColumbia!)
Added support for sending SubRip and MicroDVD subtitles to Panasonic TVs
Added support for sending SubRip subtitles to WD TV Live
Added support for sending SubRip subtitles to Xbox Media Center
Improved thumbnail support on Sony Bravia TVs
Languages:
Updated Italian translation (thanks, nocciola82!)
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB53, which:
Adds support for HEVC (H.265)
Adds support for 4k AVC (H.264)
Supports seeking to non-keyframes in Matroska files
Improves seeking accuracy
Improves H.264 encoding quality in fade-heavy clips
Improves bitrate calculation
Improves ASS/SSA subtitle support
Improves support for some DVDs
Improves support for 60FPS videos
Improves DTS support
Improves AVI support
Increases speed
Fixes a crash when trying to play a DVD from different region than currently set in the DVD drive
Fixes memory leaks
Fixes multithreaded decoding
Fixes bugs
Updated tsMuxeR for Linux and OS X to 2.2.3b, which:
Adds support for DTS-HD elementary stream with extra DTSHD headers
Improves muxing speed
Improves stream standards compatibility
Fixes E-AC3 support
Adds support for DTS-express audio
Reduces bandwidth
Updated tsMuxeR for Windows to 2.2.3b, which:
Adds support for DTS-HD elementary stream with extra DTSHD headers
Reduces bandwidth


Changes since 2.6.5:

General:
Transcoding quality automatically adjusts for content and network speed by default, allowing wireless users an easier experience
Added the New Media folder, which contains unwatched media
Added the Recently Played folder, which contains watched media
Added the ability to resume videos after closing the program, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
Added support for muxing (losslessly streaming) more files with tsMuxeR by default
Added support for sending subtitle streams (without transcoding) to more devices
Added more information to our debug logs
Added internal subtitle support to FFmpeg
Added subtitle seeking support to FFmpeg
Added subtitle styling (fontconfig) support to FFmpeg
Added "Prettify filenames" feature, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
Added configuration wizard to simplify common things like network configuration
Added an option to hide/show advanced options, hopefully making things less confusing/daunting for most users
Added VLC video transcoding (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
Added new options to iTunes library browsing: Browse by Artist, Album and Genre
Added manual configuration option (hide_subs_info) to hide subtitle info from filenames while browsing
Added checkboxes to enable/disable renderers
Added tooltips to several options to make them clearer
Added H.264 transcoding quality option
Enabled support for cover files in virtual folders (thanks, D-Kalck!)
Improved video transcoding quality by default
Improved audio transcoding quality in FFmpeg by default
A more helpful error is displayed when something is using the UMS HTTP port
Made some custom MEncoder options safer to use
Improved file compatibility for mod2 videos
Improved support for iTunes compilations
Made video playback more stable
FFmpeg starts faster
Improved speed of list population
Audio files are added to the transcode folder
Chapter folders are hidden if the video duration is less than the chapter length
Improved file compatibility detection for H.264 muxing
Renamed a lot of configuration variables
Removed the obsolete MPlayerAudio, MPlayerWebAudio and MPlayerWebVideoDump engines
Improved memory defaults on Windows
The "Clean Install" option on Windows removes the program directory
The server logo displays on more renderers
A status message is displayed while UMS is checking the MPlayer font cache
MPlayer/MEncoder is no longer included in the Linux builds
Added renderer config option DisableMencoderNoskip
Made the use of acodec in CustomMencoderOptions safer
Videos work when tsMuxeR is the only engine enabled
Code optimizations to run faster
Fixed duplicate entries in DVD/playlist/feed folders
Fixed FFmpeg web videos on Linux and OS X
Fixed external ASS/SSA support (Thanks, skeptical!)
Fixed FFmpeg muxing on non-PS3 renderers
Fixed use of custom Java Heapsize (Thanks, OptimusPrime!)
Fixed streaming radio timing out after 1:45:32
Fixed MEncoder subtitle support when the font name contains a space
Fixed startup issue on OS X
Fixed RAW image transcoding and support 28 additional RAW file extensions
Fixed incorrect server IP address when starting UMS by launching UMS.exe or UMS.bat
Fixed and improved support for virtual folders
Fixed conflicts between some renderer config options
Fixed tsMuxeR video detection bug
Fixed x264 transcoding with MEncoder
Fixed a rare startup bug
Fixed layout issues
Fixed memory leaks
Fixed various bugs
Renderers:
Added support for LG 42LA644V TVs (thanks, khmelnov.roman)
Added profile for Samsung D7000 TVs
Added support for Samsung mobiles (Galaxy S3, S4, Note, Note 2, and Note 3)
Added support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
Added thumbnail support to Samsung 2012 ES and EH models (thanks, dmitche3!)
Added support for Bravia W series TVs
Improved support for KalemSoft Media Player on BlackBerry PlayBook
Updated support for Bravia W series TVs (thanks, flux131)
Updated Samsung AllShare logo
Updated notes on Philips PFL (thanks, ler0y!)
Xbox 360 supports 5.1 audio
Faster transcoding on Xbox 360
Improved DirecTV support
Updated DirecTV image
Improved PS3 support
Enabled text-wrapping for long names on Sony Blu-ray players
Languages:
Added English (UK) to the list of languages
Updated Czech translation
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, Leroy!)
Updated French translation
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos and uman2k!)
External Components:
Updated Apache Commons Codec to 1.8
Updated Checkstyle to 2.10
Updated Cobertura Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
Updated FFmpeg on all operating systems, which:
Improves ASS/SSA subtitle support
Improves handling of aspect ratios, even when muxing
Fixes multithreaded MPEG-4 decoding
Added multithreading to ALAC decoding
Speeds up JPEG decoding
Fixes and improves MP3, AAC and DTS decoding stability
Fixes memory leaks
Fixes channel mapping with surround AAC audio
Improves H.264 and VC-1 support
Improves Vorbis support
Improves Matroska support
Improves MPEG-TS muxing
Updated FindBugs Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
Updated Gson to 2.2.4
Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.173
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u45, which:
Improves security
Updated JBoss APIviz to 1.3.2
Updated jgoodies-forms to 1.6.0
Updated jgoodies-looks to 2.5.2
Updated JUnit to 4.11
Updated Logback to 1.0.13
Updated Maven Cobertura Plugin to 2.6
Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple Plugin to 1.4
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.5, which:
Improves stability
Updated Maven IDEA Plugin to 2.2.1
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.9.1, which:
Makes it more threadsafe
Improves security
Updated Maven Project Info Reports to 2.7
Updated Maven Source Plugin to 2.2.1
Updated Maven Surefire to 2.16
Fixes problems with character encodings
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.64, which:
Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
Fixed some crashes with .mov files
Improved AVI support
Added HEVC/H.265 in MKV support
Added Dolby E support
Improved AVI, MKV, MPEG-TS, QuickTime, RMVB, MPEG-4, AAC, AVC, AC-3 and DTS support
Faster MPEG-TS analysis
Updated Netty to 3.6.6
Updated PMD Maven Plugin to 3.0.1
Updated slf4j to 1.7.5
Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.5, which:
Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes
Fixes use of Exif orientation
Updated tsMuxeR for Windows to 2.0.6b, which:
Improves muxing speed
Improves stream standards compatibility
Fixes E-AC3 support
Adds support for DTS-express audio
Updated xmlwise to 1.2.11


3.0.0 Alpha B1
Changes since 3.0.0-a5:

General:
Added the New Media folder, which contains unwatched media
Added the Recently Played folder, which contains watched media
Added checkboxes to enable/disable renderers
Enabled support for cover files in virtual folders (thanks, D-Kalck!)
A more helpful error is displayed when something is using the UMS HTTP port
Improved calculation of subtitle font size in FFmpeg
Expanded filename prettifying
Made some custom MEncoder options safer to use
Improved file compatibility for mod2 videos
Fixed and improved support for virtual folders
Fixed conflicts between some renderer config options
Fixed tsMuxeR video detection bug
Fixed x264 transcoding with MEncoder
Fixed a rare startup bug
Fixed FFmpeg subtitles bug
Fixed a general subtitles bug (thanks, Skeptical!)
Fixed several minor bugs
Fixed plugin compatibility problems
Renderers:
Improved DirecTV support
Updated DirecTV image
Improved PS3 support
Enabled text-wrapping for long names on Sony Blu-ray players
External Components:
Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.173
Updated Maven Cobertura Plugin to 2.6
Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple Plugin to 1.4
Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.5, which:
Improves stability
Updated Maven IDEA Plugin to 2.2.1
Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.9.1, which:
Makes it more threadsafe
Improves security
Updated Maven Surefire Plugin to 2.16, which:
Fixes problems with character encodings


3.0.0 Alpha 5
Changes since 3.0.0-a4:

General:
Fixed a startup problem affecting some users


3.0.0 Alpha 4
Changes since 3.0.0-a3:

General:
Improved support for iTunes compilations
Added support for external subtitles in VLC
Expanded and fixed filename prettifying
Made video playback more stable
Fixed support for non-English iTunes libraries
Fixed external ASS/SSA support (Thanks, skeptical!)
Fixed FFmpeg muxing on non-PS3 renderers
Fixed use of custom Java Heapsize (Thanks, OptimusPrime!)
Fixed VLC audio/subtitle language selection
Fixed streaming radio timing out after 1:45:32
Fixed MEncoder subtitle support when the font name contains a space
Run the program in Java's server mode when using 64-bit JRE
Renderers:
Added support for Bravia W series TVs
Improved support for KalemSoft Media Player on BlackBerry PlayBook
Languages:
Updated French translation
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
External Components:
Updated Apache Commons Codec to 1.8
Updated Checkstyle to 2.10
Updated Cobertura Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
Updated FindBugs Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
Updated Gson to 2.2.4
Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.172
Updated JBoss APIviz to 1.3.2
Updated jgoodies-forms to 1.6.0
Updated jgoodies-looks to 2.5.2
Updated JUnit to 4.11
Updated Logback to 1.0.13
Updated Maven Project Info Reports to 2.7
Updated Maven Source Plugin to 2.2.1
Updated Maven Surefire to 2.15
Updated PMD Maven Plugin to 3.0.1
Updated slf4j to 1.7.5
Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.5, which:
Fixes use of Exif orientation
Updated xmlwise to 1.2.11


3.0.0 Alpha 3
Changes since 3.0.0-a2:

General:
Fixed folder browsing in 32-bit mode
External Components:
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.64, which:
Added HEVC/H.265 in MKV support
Added Dolby E support
Improved AVI, MKV, MPEG-TS, QuickTime, RMVB, MPEG-4, AAC, AVC, AC-3 and DTS support
Faster MPEG-TS analysis


3.0.0 Alpha 2
Changes since 3.0.0-a1:

General:
Added manual configuration option (hide_subs_info) to hide subtitle info from filenames while browsing
FFmpeg starts faster
Improved quality of H.264 transcoding by default
Added H.264 transcoding quality option
Improved speed of list population, though initial folder may be slower
VLC video no longer loops
Added multithreading support to VLC
Audio files are added to the transcode folder
Chapter folders are hidden if the video duration is less than the chapter length
Improved file compatibility detection for H.264 muxing
Renamed a lot of configuration variables
Added thumbnail support to Samsung 2012 ES and EH models (thanks, dmitche3!)
Removed the obsolete MPlayerAudio, MPlayerWebAudio and MPlayerWebVideoDump engines
Fixed startup issue on OS X
Fixed RAW image transcoding and support 28 additional RAW file extensions
Fixed incorrect server IP address when starting UMS by launching UMS.exe or UMS.bat
Fixed layout issues
Fixed various bugs
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, Leroy!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg on all operating systems, which:
Improves ASS/SSA subtitle support
Improves handling of aspect ratios, even when muxing
Fixes multithreaded MPEG-4 decoding
Added multithreading to ALAC decoding
Speeds up JPEG decoding
Fixes and improves MP3, AAC and DTS decoding stability
Fixes memory leaks
Fixes channel mapping with surround AAC audio
Improves H.264 and VC-1 support
Improves Vorbis support
Improves Matroska support
Improves MPEG-TS muxing
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.63, which:
Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
Fixed some crashes with .mov files
Improved AVI support
Updated Netty to 3.6.6
Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.4, which:
Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes


Changes since 2.6.4:

General:
Made sure it is possible to override thumbnails
Fixed RAW image transcoding and support 28 additional RAW file extensions
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, Alfredo Ramos and uman2k!)
External Components:
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.63, which:
Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
Fixed some crashes with .mov files
Improved AVI support
Updated Netty to 3.6.6
Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.4, which:
Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes


3.0.0 Alpha 1
Changes since 2.6.4:

General:
Added internal subtitle support to FFmpeg
Added subtitle seeking support to FFmpeg
Added subtitle styling (fontconfig) support to FFmpeg
Added "Prettify filenames" feature, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
Added configuration wizard to simplify common things like network configuration
Added an option to hide/show advanced options, hopefully making things less confusing/daunting for most users
Added VLC video transcoding (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
Added new options to iTunes library browsing: Browse by Artist, Album and Genre
Added the ability to resume videos after closing the program, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
Transcoding quality automatically adjusts for content and network speed by default, allowing wireless users an easier experience
Improved memory defaults on Windows
Improved video transcoding quality by default
Improved audio transcoding quality in FFmpeg by default
Fixed memory leaks
Added tooltips to several options to make them clearer
OS X build runs optimized Java 7 code
Renderers:
Xbox 360 supports 5.1 audio
Faster transcoding on Xbox 360
Added profile for Samsung D7000 TVs
Languages:
Added English (UK) to the list of languages
Updated Czech translation
Updated Spanish translation (thanks, Alfredo Ramos and uman2k!)


Changes since 2.6.3:

General:
Made the menu icon on OS X grayscale to fit with most other programs (thanks, Kefran!)
Made file list population faster
Added option to ignore certain renderer configurations
Improved file compatibility on all renderers
Renderers:
Improved file compatibility on Sony Bravia TVs
Improved file compatibility on Samsung TVs
Languages:
Updated English settings
Updated all language flags
Corrected Slovak language flag
Added language flags for Icelandic, Lithuanian and Slovenian


Changes since 2.6.2:

General:
Improved detection of renderers
Improved AAC/M4A support
External Components:
Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.1
Updated thumbnailator to 0.4.3


Changes since 2.6.1:

General:
Fixed audio sync when muxing DTS via FFmpeg
Improved descriptions in GUI
Added support for the file:// protocol in WEB.conf
Protocols are matched before extensions in WEB.conf
Fixed "Can't assign requested address" bug after update to Java 1.6.0.45 on Mac OS X
Added installation instructions to the Linux distribution
Fixed incorrect server IP address when starting via UMS.exe or UMS.bat
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for all operating systems, which:
Fixes RTMP bugs
Improves support for the following codecs/containers: WMV, MPEG, H.264, Matroska, AVI, AAC, AC-3, WMA, MP3, FLV, OGG
Improves 60FPS video support
Supports more audio channel layouts
Improves pthread support
Fixes memory leaks
Improves subtitle decoding support
Adds support for subtitles character encoding conversion
Makes duration estimation more reliable
Adds support for .ape files
Improves memory use when using hardware acceleration
Fixes multithreaded MPEG-4 decoding
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u21, which:
Has lots of security fixes and improvements


Changes since 2.6.0:

General:
Added option to toggle H.264 remuxing in FFmpeg
Improved stability of Live Subtitles
Re-enabled WMP detection
Speed improvements
Fixed transcoding to Xbox via FFmpeg
Added support for WTV files
A-to-Z virtual folders support sorting options
Fixed a crash with rare MP3 files
Renderers:
Improved Sony Blu-ray Player support (thanks, skeptical!)
Fixed exception on Android
Fixed stuttering issues with Bravia HX TVs
Languages:
Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
Updated Italian language (thanks, nocciola82!)
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Linux to burek's 2013-04-04 build, which:
Is compiled statically


Changes since 2.5.2:

General:
Added "Live Subtitles" which means you can select subtitles from the Internet via your device. It can be enable on the Navigation/Share Settings page.
Improved layout of the Navigation/Share Settings page
Implemented default subtitle preferences, to use them:
Either use the "Clean Install" option on Windows or put "eng,off;*,eng;*,und" into the "Audio/subtitles language priority" box in the "Subtitles settings" tab on the Transcoding Settings page
Fixed DTS muxing with FFmpeg
Added new "precoder" functionality, useful for plugin developers
Added h.264 encoding support to MEncoder (when renderers specify it)
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated English settings labels
Updated Simplified Chinese translation (thanks, lovenemesis!)
External Components:
Updated h2 database to 1.3.171, which:
Increases speed
Improves JDK 7 compatibility
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows SB52, which:
Improves audio sync
Improves DVD support
Supports filenames with uncommon characters
Fixes memory leaks
Improves sync with Real videos
Fixes a crash
Updated Netty to 3.6.3, which:
Makes browsing more stable


Changes since 2.5.2:

General:
Fixed the startup error introduced in 2.5.2


Changes since 2.5.1:

General:
Offer to automatically update Java on Windows from 6 to 7
Fixed library updating with cache enabled
Made detection of network speed more accurate (thanks, ExSport!)
Library scanning interface improvements
Set a higher maximum memory by default via the Windows installer for computers with 4GB+ of RAM



Changes since 2.5.0:

General:
Improved subtitle support on non-PS3 renderers
Made library/file loading faster
Fixed 24-bit flac support with tsMuxeR
Stopped using 2 database locations for media caching on Windows
Allow library scanning to be stopped
Library scanning interface improvements
Renderers:
Added support for Sony Home Theatre systems
Added support for Onkyo TX-NR717
Improved Samsung AllShare compatibility


Changes since 2.4.2:

General:
Updated layout on the Transcoding Settings tab
Improved aspect ratio handling on Panasonic and Sony TVs
Enabled ASS/SSA subtitle support on Linux by default
Now compiled with Java 7
Optimized code for Java 7
The installer only tells Windows to run UMS at startup on new installs or if the user has specified it in UMS
Added RTMP support to FFmpeg Web Video engine
Fixed fontconfig support on OS X
FFmpeg can transcode to x264 with the renderer option TranscodeVideo=H264TSAC3
FFmpeg supports video muxing
Made muxing more reliable
Improved audio sync in FFmpeg
Improved FFmpeg buffering
Bandwidth limit is more accurate with FFmpeg
Renderers:
Added support for KalemSoft Media Player on BlackBerry PlayBook devices
Added support for Netgear NeoTV
Added support for Telstra T-Box
Added support for Yamaha RX-3900
Improved support for Sony Blu-ray players
Languages:
Made languages more consistent with eachother
Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
Changed default audio/subtitles language priority for English users, which:
Disables subtitles when audio is English, otherwise look for English subtitles, prioritizing external before internal subtitles
Added language flags for Arabic, Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Serbian and Vietnamese
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and Linux to SB8, which:
Increases x264 encoding speed
Updated InterFrame to 2.5.0, which:
Improves scene-change detection
Minimizes artifacts
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u17, which:
Fixes serious security holes
Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.62


Changes since 2.4.1:

General:
Fixed bug on some renderers where no files/folders were showing
The Clean Install option on Windows deletes the MPlayer Contconfig cache
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for OS X to 1.1.2, which:
Adds automatic multithreading
Improves QuickTime format support
Supports decoding WMA Lossless
Supports decoding RealAudio Lossless
Fixes security issues
Fixes over 150 bugs
Supports RTMP
Supports Opus
Supports encoding external subtitles
Supports decoding DTS-HD


Changes since 2.4.0:

General:
Improved autostart support
Renderers:
Added support for Sharp Aquos TVs
Added support for Showtime 4
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows and Linux to SB50, which:
Silences meaningless errors
Supports 32-bit Linux installations
Updated FFmpeg for Windows and Linux to SB7, which:
Adds RTMP support
Supports 32-bit Linux installations


Changes since 2.3.0:

General:
FFmpeg supports external subtitles
Linux build includes MPlayer, MEncoder and FFmpeg binaries like the other versions always have
Fixed user setting to automatically load external subtitles
Audio/subtitle language priority is now blank by default
Improved RealVideo file support
Added log level selector to the Logs tab
Improved MP4 compatibility on PS3
The word "the" at the start of filenames is ignored while sorting by default
Program runs on Windows startup by default, can be changed on the General Configuration tab
Fixed support for the Channels plugin
Languages:
Updated Czech translation
Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
Made more things translatable
External Components:
Added MPlayer/MEncoder SB49 for Linux
Added FFmpeg SB6 for Linux
Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u13, which:
Fixes serious security holes
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to SB6, which:
Enables external subtitles


Changes since 2.2.6:

General:
FFmpeg supports audio selection
Improved MKV/MP4 support on PS3
Fixed rare bug where files stop half way through
Support streaming mp4 to WD TV Live
Added initial support for Vizio Smart TVs
Fixed playback on unknown renderers
Fixed several FFmpeg-related bugs
Improved support for videos whose containers change aspect ratios
Tried to fix headless mode detection on Ubuntu
Fixed various bugs
External Components:
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to SB5, which:
Improves AC-3 audio buffering
Fixes memory leaks
Fixes a bug which detected transport streams as finished when they weren't
Improved MPEG-PS encoding
Made error codes more meaningful
Improves Matroska (MKV) support
Improves threading
Optimized AC-3 decoding
Updated InterFrame to 2.4.0, which:
Improves scene-change detection


Changes since 2.2.5:

General:
Some renderers (like Philips HTS) can connect more quickly with the server
Improved support for Sony Bravia HX series TVs
Improved design on OS X
Fixed FFmpeg video transcoding on Xbox
Fixed file permissions on Linux
Plugins can use custom icons for files (thanks, skeptical!)
Languages:
Updated Korean translation (thanks, sunghyuk!)
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB49, which:
Improves MP3 encoding speed
Improves MKV support
Improves threading
Fixes memory leaks


Changes since 2.2.3:

General:
Prevents internal and external subtitles from showing at the same time
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB48, which:
Runs faster
Crashes less
Detects framerates more accurately
Fixed subtitle bug on certain CPUs
Improved audio/video sync
Fixed memory leaks
Improves AVI support
Fixed audio stuttering/repeating bug
Fixed alpha for ASS subtitles
Improves permissions handling on Windows
Removes incorrectly categorised fonts
Makes ASS/SSA subtitle rendering up to 3.5x faster
Improves AC-3 audio buffering
Fixes a bug which detected transport streams as finished when they weren't
Improved MPEG-PS encoding


Changes since 2.2.1:

General:
Improved support of many files, especially on non-PS3 renderers
Fixed AVI support on Panasonic TVs
Cleaned up the "serving" text at the bottom of the program
Fixed conditional horizontal scrollbar
More accurately determine which formats tsMuxeR supports
External Components:
Updated InterFrame to 2.3.0, which:
Increased speed
Improved quality in high-action scenes
Optimised memory use
Supports more video cards
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB47, which:
Disabled direct rendering for non-ref frames only again
Fixes a bug which detected transport streams as finished when they weren't


Changes since 2.2.0:

General:
Improved MEncoder audio sync
Improved TS video support on PS3
Installer offers to automatically close UMS if it is running
Updated JRE auto-download to 7u10
Fixed tsMuxeR support on non-PS3 renderers
Improved MediaInfo support
More files work on Panasonic TVs
Updated images for PS3 and Panasonic TV renderers
External Components:
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB46, which:
Makes ASS/SSA subtitle rendering up to 3.5x faster
Improves sync for files with negative timestamps
Improves AC-3 audio buffering
Fixes memory leaks


Changes since 2.1.1:

General:
Fixed subtitle support for RTL languages (Arabic, Persian, etc.)
Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB44, which:
Fixed subtitle bug on certain CPUs
Improved audio/video sync in some cases
Fixed memory leaks
Improves AVI support
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LG Smart TV Upgrader
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Popcorn Hour
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Sony PlayStation 3
Vizio Smart TV
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Yamaha A/V receivers
Apple iPad
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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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