Universal Media Server

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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Universal Media Server 10.0.0 – 2021-01-12 – Changes since 10.0.0-a1:

General

  • Retry media lookups that failed due to transient errors
  • Fixed automatic file watching

Renderers

  • Improved support for Sony Bluray UBP-X800M2 (thanks, thechrisgregory!)
  • Fixed UPnP pushing via Panasonic TVs and Samsung Q9 TVs

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (100%)
  • English (United Kingdom) (32%)
  • Finnish (100%)
  • Greek (91%)
  • French (100%)
  • Japanese (99%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) (100%)
  • Romanian (99%)
  • Serbian (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)

Dependency updates

  • Bump spotbugs-maven-plugin from 4.1.4 to 4.2.0

Universal Media Server 10.0.0 – 2021-01-12 – Changes since 9.8.3:

DLNA browsing

  • When browsing a TV show in the Media Library, all videos across all seasons are visible.
  • There are two new folders within the Movies and TV Shows folders – Filter by Progress and Filter by Information.
  • Filter by Progress contains the Watched and Unwatched folders which used to sit within the Videos folder in the Media Library
  • Filter by Information lets you filter the videos by a new rich metadata set (actors, genres, country, director, genre, IMDb rating, release date).
  • Alongside that is a similar folder Filter by Information which lets you filter the videos by API metadata (actors, genres, etc.)
  • New folders Recently Added, Recently Played, In Progress and Most Played are in the Media Library

Web interface

  • Added breadcrumbs at the top of each page
  • When in the TV Shows area of the Media Library, the TV shows themselves are shown as thumbnails, with covers from the API
  • When browsing a TV show, a movie, or a TV episode, any API metadata is displayed along with a large cover image, including actors, awards, classification, country, directors, genres, plot, ratings, year, and total seasons.
  • On those pages above, the colors on the pages are based on the cover image
  • Clicking on an individual actor, country, director, genre, or start year, takes you to a list of other media that matches that metadata
  • The last few items in the Recently Added, Recently Played, In Progress and Most Played folders are displayed on the front page
  • Each TV show and movie has an IMDb icon and direct link if one is found
  • Folder and media covers are shown
  • Fixed bugs with the Back button
  • Version has moved to the settings menu
  • Minor design updates

General

  • API is enabled even without filename prettifying
  • Failed API lookups are debounced by 1 week to avoid network spam
  • Changed prettified season/episode number formatting from Series – 101 – Episode to Series S01E01 – Episode
  • Fixed some bugs with prettifying to support more files
  • Added support for audio playlist thumbnails (thanks, sf666!)
  • Playlist folders are correctly identified via UPnP (thanks, sf666!)
  • Fixed automatic file watching

Renderers

  • Improved support for Sony Bluray UBP-X800M2 (thanks, thechrisgregory!)
  • Fixed UPnP pushing via Panasonic TVs and Samsung Q9 TVs

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • Czech (100%)
  • Danish (100%)
  • English (United Kingdom) (32%)
  • Finnish (100%)
  • Greek (91%)
  • French (100%)
  • Japanese (99%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) (100%)
  • Romanian (99%)
  • Serbian (99%)
  • Turkish (100%)

Dependency updates

  • Bump jQuery from 1.12.0 to 3.5.1
  • Bump spotbugs-maven-plugin from 4.1.4 to 4.2.0
  • Bump video.js from 7.2.3 to 7.10.1

Download: Universal Media Server 10.0 | 160.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website