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 10.8.0 changelog:


  • Added youtube-dl engine which fixes support for YouTube channel feeds
  • Added automatic names for web feeds in the user interface, and the ability to add/edit manual names for web streams
  • Added sample web radio stream
  • Added support for pasting YouTube channels directly, instead of needing the feed URLs
  • Improved performance and logging for unmonitored files
  • Fixed several web content user interface bugs
  • Fixed sample web feeds and streams not being loaded on macOS
  • Fixed broken sample web feeds
  • Fixed/updated readme links
  • Fixed web bump interface
  • Fixed broken thumbnail caching on macOS
  • Fixed support for mp3 radio streams on the web interface
  • Fixed support for radio streams without thumbnails on the web interface

Translation updates via Crowdin:

  • Danish (100%) (thanks, NCAA!)
  • English (United Kingdom) (36%) (thanks, Pete Russell!)
  • Finnish (100%) (thanks, Esko Gardner!)
  • Italian (99%) (thanks, Dimitri Graffi!)
  • Korean (100%) (thanks, VenusGirl!)
  • Portuguese (99%) (thanks, mariopinto!)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) (96%) (thanks, Mauro.A!)
  • Turkish (100%) (thanks, Burak Yavuz!)


  • Bump commons-io from 2.10.0 to 2.11.0
  • Bump FFmpeg to latest Git versions
  • Bump logback-version from 1.2.3 to 1.2.4
  • Bump oshi-core from 5.7.5 to 5.8.0
  • Bump rome from 1.15.0 to 1.16.0
  • Bump spotbugs-maven-plugin from 4.2.3 to 4.3.0
  • Bump Video.js from 7.10.1 to 7.13.3

Download: Universal Media Server 10.8.0 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website