Universal Media Server 2.5.0 Released With Support For New Renderers!

March 5, 2013

Universal Media Server 2.5.0 has been released featuring a wealth of changes. Most notably, there’s support added for 4 new renderers. If you’re the owner of a Netgear NeoTV, Telstra T-Box, Yamaha RX-3900 or a Blackberry Playbook (via KalemSoft Media Player), then you’ll be able to get your media streaming fix, away from the computer. Here’s the changelog:

  • 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

You can download the latest version of Universal Media Server below. The installation remains the same. Delete the ‘UMS.conf’ file if upgrading from a version prior to 1.5.0.

Download: Universal Media Server 2.5.0 [Windows | Linux | OSX]

Source: Universal Media Server

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