Universal Media Server 2.2.0 Released

December 13, 2012

The Universal Media Server application by SubJunk and company gets its first update for the month of December. Some of the notable changes to come with this update inlcudes A-Z subfolders, improved DTS support and a clean install option for those on Windows. This update is packing quite a lot of changes, let’s take a look:

  • General:
    • Added option that creates virtual A-Z subfolders in folders with a lot of files (the last option on the Navigation/Share Settings page)
    • Added option to the Windows installer to perform a “clean install”, which removes all configuration files before installing
    • Design and usability improvements
    • Logging improvements
    • Fixed audio/subtitle priority defaults
    • “Definitely disable subtitles” is more reliable
    • Fixed FFmpeg Web Video streaming
    • Fixed DTS support in FFmpeg
    • Improved FFmpeg speed
    • Added support for creating thumbnails from TIFF and other formats
    • Fixed numerous smaller bugs
    • Made thumbnail generation and browsing faster
    • Don’t show the text “External Subtitles” if the display name is “[No Encoding]” within the transcode folder
    • Added support for True Motion and convertfps to AviSynth/FFmpeg engine
    • Made multithreading more stable with AviSynth/FFmpeg engine
    • Fixed RTL subtitle support
    • Improved stability while seeking and transcoding
    • Fixed custom MEncoder settings at renderer level
    • Added a check to the Windows installer that prevents installation until UMS is closed
  • Languages:
    • Minor updates to all languages
    • More text is translatable
    • Updated Brazilian
    • Updated Czech
  • Renderers:
    • Support more Android players (thanks, ExSport!)
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs (thanks, ExSport!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB45, which:
      • Fixed audio stuttering/repeating bug
      • Fixed alpha for ASS subtitles
      • Improves permissions handling on Windows
      • Removes incorrectly categorised fonts
    • Updated FFmpeg to SB4, which:
      • Improves audio sync when seeking
      • Supports more rare avi files
      • Improves support for demuxing DTS-HD
      • Fixes dozens of memory leaks
      • Improves audio sync for some AVI files using MP3 audio
      • Improves FPS detection
      • Improved sync for interlaced video
      • Allows mid-stream channel layout change for flac audio
      • Supports 24-bit flac encoding
      • Improves support for some CPU-optimisations
      • Fixed a lot of bugs with the implementation of h264

You can download the latest version of Universal Media Server below. As always, if you coming from UMS 1.50 or lower, it is recommended that you uninstall the previous version before installing the new one (or using the clean install option) and to delete your ‘UMS.conf’ file.

Download: Universal Media Server v2.2.0 (Windows | Linux) – No OSX yet.

Source: Universal Media Server

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

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