Universal Media Server v2.0.0 Released

November 5, 2012

A new version of Universal Media Server is in the air and it’s coming with big changes. This release features several new additions such as a new design, plugin management as well as additional device support. Take a look at the lengthy changeglog:

  • General:
    • Design facelift
    • Added support for more file archive formats (7-Zip, gzip and tar)
    • Improved DVD and ISO support
    • Fixed ASS/SSA subtitle position when using overscan compensation
    • Fixed a rare bug where videos played at half-speed
    • Updated JRE auto-download to 7u9 (latest)
    • Admin permissions notifications work on Windows 8 (before they only worked on 7 and Vista)
    • Fixed the FFmpeg Audio engine
    • Updated English settings/descriptions
    • Made some log messages more descriptive
    • MEncoder’s “A/V sync alternative method” option is applied correctly again
    • Fixed error while loading iPhoto library
    • Updated many program dependencies to benefit from many bugfixes
    • Fixed bug where disabled engines would be picked
    • Updated links on the Help page
    • Made renderer config layouts more synchronised
    • Added a button to uninstall the Windows service
    • Removed fontconfig from MEncoder for Mac OSX for improved subs compatibility
    • Made names in the transcode folder shorter by removing redundant information
    • The user preference to hide file extensions is applied to the transcode folder subfolder names
  • External components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB42, which:
      • Runs faster
      • Improves audio/video sync
      • Faster handling of ASS/SSA subtitles
      • Improves DVD support
    • Updated FFmpeg to SB3, which:
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Fixes other bugs
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.61, which:
      • Fixes MKV framerate detection bug
      • Fixes E-AC-3 duration detection bug
      • More reliable DTS bitrate detection
    • Updated Java Service Wrapper to 3.5.15, which:
      • Improves Windows permissions handling
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Sony Bravia HX800 TVs (thanks, lelin!)
    • Enabled streaming more file formats to Android devices
    • Improved DivX support on Panasonic devices (thanks, ExSport!)
  • Plugin Management:
    • Created new “Plugin Management” tab
    • Added button to edit the plugin credential file
    • Improved plugin installation process
    • Added button to reload available plugin list
    • Updated author column of plugin installer to include maintainers
    • Added “version” column to plugin installer
  • Languages:
    • Turkish flag added for the transcode folder
    • Updated settings labels for all languages

Huge update, indeed. If you haven’t updated already, you can do so by picking up UMS for your choice of operating system below. Remember when updating, it was recommended that you delete your ‘UMS.conf’ file if coming from

Download: Universal Media Server v2.0.0 (Windows | OSX | Linux)

Source: Universal Media Server

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