Off The Heels Of The PS3MS Update, Here’s One For UMS

July 18, 2012

PS3 Media Server isn’t the only media streaming application that’s getting updated today. SubJunk has recently released a new update to his Universal Media Server application for computers.

Among the changes is the addition of a plugin installer which makes for an easier method of developers distributing plugins to users and for users to install them to UMS. Here’s the changelog explaining the wealth of changes:

  • General:

    • Many improvements to FFmpeg, from audio sync to file-support to stability
    • Updated MPlayer and MEncoder for Windows to SB36, which:
      • Supports a lot more file formats and colour-spaces
      • Improves audio/video sync, especially with PAL (25FPS) videos
    • Added FFmpeg multithreading option
    • Updated FFmpeg for OS X to 57d5a224
    • Added a GUI config editor for those who like to edit manually
    • Improved audio/video sync when using MEncoder
    • Improved audio channel detection
    • Fixed support for some plugins
    • Added support for TX3G (MPEG-4 Timed Text) subtitles
    • Added support for WebM videos downloaded from YouTube
    • Fixed DV video detection
    • Fixed “Definitely disable subtitles” option with ASS/SSA subtitles
    • Fixed default audio/subtitle priority options
    • Fixed running on headless servers
    • Windows 7 and Vista users are reminded to run as administrator before attempting to automatically update
    • Fixed multithreading bug with MEncoder on Linux
    • Made layout more consistent
  • Plugin Installer:
    • Added Plugin Installer which lets you automatically browse plugins and install them, see this page for details: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=152
  • Web:
    • Added new default web video engine: FFMpeg Web Video
    • Updated WEB.conf with working default video streams
    • Added support for new web protocols: mmsh:// and mmst://
    • Added The Onion to the default video feeds
  • Languages:
    • Updated Simplified Chinese (thanks, lovenemesis!)
    • Updated Czech (thanks, valib!)
    • Updated English
    • Added image for Hebrew subtitle choosing

You can download the latest version of Universal Media Server for your choice of operating system below. The OSX version is not available as of yet.

Download: Universal Media Server 1.40 ( Windows | Ubuntu | OSX )

Source: Universal Media Server

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