How Can You Forget About Universal Media Server – Version 1.50 Released

September 5, 2012

Right after the release of PS3 Media Server v1.70, comes Universal Media Server v1.50 with its own set of changes. As you know, Universal Media Server sits computer side and relays it as a media server towards renderers such as the PS3 and Xbox 360. Once a connection is established, UMS will stream media and even transcode it on the fly, for your viewing pleasure. The main additions this time around include the addition of more renderers, updates to encoders and language packs among other things.

Changelog:

  • General:
    • Made videos adhere more exactly to the maximum bandwidth limit
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB37, changelog: http://www.spirton.com/mplayer-mencoder-sb37-released/
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.60, changelog: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/Log
    • Files are now sorted alphanuerically by default, e.g. Episode 2 before Episode 10
    • #–TRANSCODE–# folder name is localized
    • Cleaned up FFmpeg and MEncoder commands
    • Use automatic enabling of multithreading with FFmpeg and FFmpeg/AviSynth engines
    • Many improvements to UMS.conf and how it responds to updates, it is recommended to delete your old one
    • Only use tsMuxeR to compensate for MEncoder ignoring audio delay when A/V sync alternative method is enabled (which it is by default)
    • Fixed bugs in plugin installer
    • Automatic encoding detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages (leave “Subtitles codepage” option blank)
    • Improved handling of UTF-8 external subtitles
    • Prevented image distortion on some DLNA clients with “Keep AC-3 track” option enabled
    • Don’t show entries for disabled engines in #–TRANSCODE–# folder
    • Allow Traces tab panel to auto-scroll (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
    • Replaced ImageMagick with Thumbnailator for thumbnail generation
    • Fixed FFmpeg engine’s handling of unsupported custom options (thanks, ajamess)
    • Fixed FFmpeg command line arguments used by tsMuxeR video
    • Fixed DNLA 2114 errors when scanning non-readable subfolders with “hide empty folders” enabled
    • Linux tarball: fix “cannot find tsMuxeR” error
    • Fixed numerous small bugs

    Renderers:

    • Added Sony SMP-N100
    • Added Yamaha RX-A1010 (thanks, merelin)
    • Deprecated misnamed TranscodeVideo profile MPEGAC3: use MPEGPSAC3 instead
    • Documented and cleaned up TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles

    FFmpeg:

    • Updated FFmpeg to a366bea (20120827)
    • Follow the maximum bandwidth setting
    • Mux AC3 instead of transcoding it
    • Use better commands

    MEncoder:

    • Disabled AC-3 remux if audio track has delay, which improves audio sync
    • Disabled DTS and LPCM remuxing if tsMuxeR engine is unavailable

    Languages:

    • Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO)
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)
    • Updated Russian
    • Updated English settings labels

If you are upgrading from a previous version, it is recommended to delete the configuration file (‘UMS.conf’) and uninstall any previous versions. You can download the latest version of Universal Media Server for your choice of operating system below.

Download: Universal Media Server 1.50 [Windows | Linux | OSX]

Source: Universal Media Server

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