The First Of UMS 3.0 : Alpha 1 Released

May 16, 2013

As it was announced, the Universal Media Server team is beginning to push forward towards the next major release of the media streaming application. There has been several changes already implemeneted into the alpha build such as video resuming, a configuration wizard and improved transcoding quality and subtitle support. Here’s the changelog:

  • 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!)

For all versions:
Some configuration options for 3.x are not compatible with the 2.x releases, so it may be wise to make a backup of your 2.x configuration. It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. Windows users can choose the “clean install” option while installing instead.


Download: Universal Media Server 3.0.0 Alpha 1 [Windows | Linux | OSX]

Source: Universal Media Server

Tags: media streaming, PlayStation 3, PS3, subjunk, ums, universal media server

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