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Version 2.0
  • Release Date: May 22, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • added support for multiple users (Pro only); ticket #931
    • added browsing Movies by duration; ticket #946
    • added Display name to local Shared folders; ticket #1041
    • added the possibility to ignore folders by name, per Shared folder; ticket #1084
    • added the possibility to ignore files by extension, per Shared folder; ticket #740
    • added support for mpjpeg video container; ticket #1003
    • added support for Cinepak and Sorenson video (1/3) codecs; ticket #1071
    • log out (in DEBUG) details of matched transcoding rule; ticket #1093
    • allow H265 and MP3/AC3 codecs in HLS format; ticket #1001
    • updated Roku profiles with multi-channel support via HLS
    • fixed empty folders when browsing on VLC Android; ticket #1062
    • disabled autoplay in MediaBrowser when it's only available in a muted state; ticket #1090
    • updated jaudiotagger
Version 1.10.1 Version 1.10
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • support for multiple genres in audio files; ticket #1066
    • added forceSquarePixels attribute to transcoding definition; ticket #974
    • added 4:3, 3:2 and 21:9 Display Aspect Ratio options to the transcoding definition; ticket #974
    • reload the logging configuration file when Start Server is clicked in the Console
    • added widthGreaterThan and heightGreaterThan transcoding matchers to enable limiting 4k files when not supported; ticket #1064
    • added maxWidth parameter to video transcoding definition in order to limit wide videos; ticket #876
    • faster search for subtitles on opensubtitles.org; ticket #1058
    • expose CDS ports via system properties
    • extract embedded metadata from video (and otherwise unsupported) audio files; ticket #665
    • changed default log file size to 5MB; ticket #1069
    • added support for Opus audio codec; ticket #1073
    • added support for .webm files; ticket #1079
    • added supported DLNA profiles for MKV files; ticket #1063
    • package 64-bit FFmpeg in the Windows installer and use on 64-bit systems
    • use native fullscreen in MediaBrowser on iOS devices; ticket #1085
    • added a profile for Xbox One S/X; ticket #1032
    • fixed playback of online resources in MediaBrowser; ticket #1081
    • fixed NullPointerException when adding some images; ticket #1077
    • fixed various iOS problems in MediaBrowser #1074
    • fixed language code matching in OpenSubtitles results; ticket #1086
    • updated commons-imaging
    • updated FFmpeg to 3.4.4
    • updated Java to 1.8.0_181
Version 1.9.2
  • Release Date: May 9, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • reload the profiles when Start Server is clicked in the Console; ticket #1004
    • profiles in user-profiles.xml are detected with higher priority than those in profiles.xml; ticket #1022
    • better register playback progress events from MediaBrowser; ticket #966
    • fixed MediaBrowser playback on Internet Explorer 11; ticket #1048
    • fixed MediaBrowser failing to close the player window on iOS; ticket #1048
    • PS4 now plays FLAC audio natively
    • fixed parsing user rating with decimal comma character; ticket #1055
    • fixed library stopping being updated after 24 hours; ticket #1054
Version 1.9.1
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • ignore .@__thumb QNAP folders; ticket #1021
    • upgrade to TheTVDB.com API v2; ticket #945
    • enabled native 4k H264 playback in MediaBrowser on Desktop
    • added support for idx/sub bitmap subtitles; ticket #1035
    • added support for 'forced' external subtitle files; ticket #1034
    • added support audio HLS files; ticket #857
    • added Samsung M series profile; ticket #1037
    • fixed passing clientId and start parameters to CDS when playing HLS content; ticket #1018
    • fixed parsing video rating for some Locales; ticket #1020
    • detect subtitle files immediately when they are added; ticket #1024
    • increase timeout for playing HLS videos in MediaBrowser; ticket #1023
    • fixed adding online sources with URL ending with a colon; ticket #1011
    • show relevant cover image when browsing artists and other roles; ticket #1029
    • fixed removing multiple shared folders at the same time; ticket #1036
    • fixed duplicates being left in the library after editing shared folder path; ticket #1045
    • fixed audio playback in MediaBrowser on iOS devices; ticket #1031
    • updated Java to 1.8.0_162
Version 1.9
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2017
  • Download(s):
    • MediaBrowser now used HTML5 video renderer, instead of Flash; ticket #952
    • enabled giving Renderers user-friendly names; ticket #970
    • enhance trakt.tv XBMC episode tracking; ticket #983
    • added User Rating browsing category; ticket #387
    • use Unknown for video metadata entities only when the Descriptive metadata is used for the Shared folder; ticket #976
    • All Music (and other virtual categories) are now possible to be turned-off; ticket #980
    • added Edit context menu to the Console input fields; ticket #924
    • users can now store their profiles in user-profiles.xml file; ticket #766
    • added new Roku profiles; ticket #994
    • fixed retrieving genres on mySQL engine; ticket #997
    • fixed folder share browsing in the Console to properly deal with ampersands in the folder name; ticket #978
    • correctly detect character encoding of playlist files; ticket #985
    • fix multi-track audio transcoding; ticket #986
    • fixed detection and displaying of Hebrew subtitles
    • fixed type in serviio.hdThumbnailResolution system property; ticket #1006
    • fixed subtitles not delivered completely for some renderers; ticket #956
    • updated FFmpeg to 3.2.4
    • updated Java to 1.8.0_131
Version 1.8
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • detect start and stop of a file playback and include notifications in the Console; ticket #898
    • track your video collection and playback progress using Trakt.tv integration; ticket #594
    • display the item being played per Renderer in the Console; ticket #965
    • added support for multiple genres per media file; ticket #268
    • setting a poller mechanism per shared folder; ticket #902
    • added /profiles endpoint to the CDS API; ticket #953
    • added setting to prefer multichannel audio tracks during video delivery; ticket #961
    • added support for eac3 audio; ticket #969
    • added support for native playback of H265 in MpegTS where supported; ticket #971
    • fixed Folders browsing category sorting to be case insensitive; ticket #932
    • add BOM mark to extracted UTF-8 subtitles to fix displaying them on some devices; ticket #880
    • fixed folder names with & getting truncated in MediaBrowser; ticket #948
Version 1.7.1.1 Version 1.7.1
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • fixed subtitles being cut short; ticket #956
    • fixed metadata caching for online content
    • music tracks are now sorted alphabetically in the virtual All music folder for artists and album artists; ticket #955
    • fixed subtitles UTF-8 encoding on some devices
    • better notification when authentication to OpenSubtitles.org fails
Version 1.7
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • added support for audio track selection / preference in both, DLNA and CDS (Pro only) mode; ticket #235
    • added the ability to switch audio track of video files to MediaBrowser (Pro only); ticket #942
    • added support for automatic subtitle download from opensubtitles.org; ticket #632;
    • added a setting to fall-back to the 'default' embedded subtitle if there is not language match; ticket #730
    • added an option to include user rating in videos' titles; ticket #401
    • libshine integration now supported for audio files as well; ticket #623
    • added support for HW accelerated H264 encoder (a user-provided FFmpeg with QSV support); ticket #930
    • added styling options for text-based hard subs; ticket #853
    • show album artist name when browsing Albums in MediaBrowser (Pro only); ticket #895
    • image management made more memory efficient; ticket #935
    • added a system property to specify the max. resolution of HD thumbnails; ticket #861
    • subtitles character encoding can now be automatically guessed; ticket #872
    • use HLS FFmpeg muxer for AppleHttp transcoding; ticket #927
    • added All Music browsing categories for Artists and Album Artists; ticket #697
    • added Media Center Master metadata extractor; ticket #904
    • added Favourite Series browsing category; ticket #897
    • added support for WAV files; ticket #314
    • added support for WMA Lossless; ticket #314
    • added support for Apple Lossless (ALAC); ticket #314
    • fixed transcoded playback on Samsung devices; ticket #939
    • fixed https for iOS and other HLS-consuming devices; ticket #943
    • improved h265 transcoding for Sony profiles; ticket #937
    • updated FFmpeg to 3.0.2
    • updated JRE to 1.8.0_91
Version 1.6.1
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • added support for fixed point mp3 encoding using Shine; ticket #623
    • fall back to themoviedb.org for series search if thetvdb.com is not available; ticket #903
    • added support for DSF audio files; ticket #856
    • added support for Shine mp3 encoder for low powered NAS devices; ticket #623
    • Samsung J now plays MP4 / H265 files without transcoding; ticket #893
    • added support for VP9 video codec; ticket #852
    • added support for HTTPS for the REST APIs, web console and MediaBrowser; ticket #877
    • when stopping the server, stop any running FFmpeg processes and clean the temporary transcoding folder; ticket #427
    • reload the Console page after a successful Online Sources import; ticket #912
    • prevented caching subtitles by the renderers so that correct subtitles are always delivered; ticket #917
    • enabled user defined thumbnail for all online source types; ticket #923
    • added a separate profile for Android devices; ticket #909
    • fixed OSX installer not upgrading the Console in 1.6; ticket #905
    • fixed auto-scroll behaviour in MediaBrowser playlist view; ticket #867
    • fixed transcoding being used in some cases when it was not necessary
    • fixed adding ServiioLinks in the Console; ticket #915
    • properly handling error when downloading feed thumbnail; ticket #922
    • fixed iOS transcoded playback to always start from the beginning; ticket #887
    • fixed Samsung devices showing invalid fixed duration; ticket #894
    • MediaBrowser link from the Console executable now opens in a system browser; ticket #907
    • fixed LaunchDaemon override issue forcing Server launch at startup; ticket #916
Version 1.6
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • added support for files stacking (Pro only); ticket #301
    • redesigned the console; ticket #682
    • added support for bitmap-based subtitles (via hardsubs rendering); ticket #644
    • added REST endpoint for retrieving filesystem folders
    • shared folders can now be ordered in the console; ticket #226
    • added support for Samsung J series subtitles; ticket #885
    • make the server discoverable when the bind IP address is changed in the console; ticket #878
    • focus on textbox when press Search Button in MediaBrowser; ticket #868
    • fixed video thumbnail missing in the playlist in MediaBrowser after search; ticket #874
    • fixed MediaBrowser locking up when switching online audio streams; ticket #869
    • fixed Date of files being shows as 1/1/1970 on Samsung TVs; ticket #836
    • profiles HardsubsTranscoding element replaced with GenericTranscoding
    • updated Apache Derby to 10.12.1.1
Version 1.5.2
  • Release Date: Apr 9, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • fixed automatic library scanning not kicking in on OSX (and other POLLER based systems)
    • added support for adding files that are being downloaded to a shared folder via the delta scan; ticket #859
    • fixed setting socket buffer for CDS resources; ticket #862
    • updated bundled JRE to 1.8.0_40
Version 1.5.1
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • added serviio.libraryPollerFrequency system property for controlling the timeout of POLLER frequency
    • added serviio.forceLibraryPoller system property for forcing the usage of POLLER library scanner; ticket #849
    • series can now be named with the IMDB ID as a search hint (as well as movies); ticket #839
    • optimized embedded burned-in subtitles delivery so that it doesn't time out; ticket #838
    • added support for series thumbnails with XBMC metadata source; ticket #764
    • added the possibility to use alternative Java (to the bundled one) on Windows; ticket #842
    • fixed OSX console not starting after upgrade from previous versions; ticket #840
    • fixed parsing relative paths in ASX playlists
    • optimised polling mechanism for shared folders on OSX / BSD, it now runs every 5 minutes by default as a POLLER; ticket #846
    • fixed some audio files being restarted after the buffering has finished in MediaBrowser
    • fixed burning in subtitles on Linux for file with apostrophy in the name; ticket #844
    • fixed MediaBrowser player sliding on small screens
    • updated bundled JRE to 1.8.0_31
Version 1.5
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • reworked the way files are indexed to the library; ticket #410
    • changed the way removable drives are handled, incl. removing the 'Scan for file additions and updates' setting for shared folders; ticket #820
    • requires Java 8 to run (Linux)
    • bundles Java runtime with the Windows and OSX versions; ticket #666
    • OSX installer starts Serviio on the system start-up as a service; ticket #290
    • CDS API now returns movie / episode cast information in the ObjectMetadata mode (Pro only)
    • video player in MediaBrowser now includes additional metadata and links to IMDB and TheMovieDb.org, where available (Pro only)
    • MediaBrowser now uses the Presentation settings (Display and Disabled only) (Pro only)
    • CDS API enables passing accessGroupId to browse and search requests (Pro only); ticket #788
    • added serviio.cdsAnonymousAccess system property that enabled access to mediaBrowser without logging in
    • live streams are now using less internet bandwidth for concurrent viewing (for the same profile and quality); ticket #673
    • searching for updates to already shared files now uses the preferred setting in the console; ticket #775
    • ignores @eadir folder from being indexed; ticket #774
    • added the possibility to filter out videos based on Rating for Limited access groups; ticket #789
    • added mjpeg container to transcoding matching
    • stored shared folders must be exclusive, ie no duplicates are allowed; ticket #796
    • ignore folders with a .nomedia file from adding to the library; ticket #582
    • identify movie metadata by IMDB id in file names; ticket #668
    • added support for .3g2 files; ticket #704
    • updated audio transcoding matching to copy the audio stream when bitrate is the same; ticket #793
    • added Recent Unwatched videos category; ticket #593
    • added Last Added Albums audio category; ticket #716
    • added transcoding matching for videos with multichannel audio; ticket #580
    • added transcoding support for videos with speex audio streams; ticket #540
    • added transcoding support for videos with H265 / HEVC video streams; ticket #772
    • ability to turn-off chunked HTTP transport for a profile, where it is normally applicable; ticket #529
    • updated Sony BDP profile not to transcode DTS audio; ticket #371
    • filters out search categories that belong to disabled browsing categories
    • added support for thumbnails for Online container resources; ticket #694
    • updated XBox One profile with MKV support; ticket #827
    • added profile for Raumfeld devices; ticket #814
    • use HTML5 player for Android (Chrome) in MediaBrowser, incl. Chromecast support (Pro only); ticket #809
    • updated Sony TV 2014 profile; ticket #812
    • fixed displaying folders with ampersands in the title in MediaBrowser; ticket #770
    • search for external subtitles file now properly ignores case when not using any preferred language; ticket #783
    • fixed retrieving online content length when larger than 2GB; ticket #771
    • fix streaming delay for some audio files; ticket #808
    • fix Flowplayer logo appearing in MediaBrowser for some domains; ticket #835
    • updated Restlet to 2.2.2
    • updated Apache Derby to 10.11.1.1
    • updated JAudioTagger to 2.2.2
    • updated FFmpeg to the latest build (19/11/2014) from 2.4 branch (incl. --enable-libspeex)
Version 1.4.1.2 Version 1.4.1.1 Version 1.4.1
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • MediaBrowser player window now displays the context of the playlist items; ticket #745 (Pro only)
  • MediaBrowser playlist is scrollable using arrow keys; ticket #752 (Pro only)
  • added a profile for Toshiba REGZA 2012-
  • updated iOS profile to transcode less files (requires iPad2 at least); ticket #753
  • new XBMC-style thumbnail naming is now supported (filename-thumb.jpg, filename-poster.jpg); ticket #758
  • if album artist is missing, use artist value instead; ticket #747
  • license checking thread now runs once a day not to wake NASes too often; ticket #739
  • added support for MySql queries; ticket #750
  • added MediaFormatProfiles for video files with DTS and DTS-HD audio
  • added support for transcoding DTS-HD MA audio; ticket #710
  • added profile for Roku
  • updated profiles for Viera devices; ticket #765
  • added profile for Sony BDP 2013 models
  • fixed the FlowPlayer logo occasionally appearing in MediaBrowser (Pro only)
  • fixed random MediaBrowser bugs (incl. playback in Firefox); ticket #737 (Pro only)
  • fixed the Play All button for Images in MediaBrowser (Pro only)
  • fixed year and rating not being updated in the MediaBrowser player window after a new item has been selected in the queue (Pro only)
  • fixed passing email-address-like credentials via feed URL
  • fixed 500 error in MediaBrowser when a different error message is expected; ticket #742
  • fixed parsing of WPL playlists with unsupported BOM
  • search index for online feeds is now updated also for cached items; ticket #744
  • fixed browsing error for see-through categories; ticket #756
  • added code that deals with invalid XML from Swisscenter; ticket #754
  • fixed adding tracks to albums when the album name or the artist name is very long; ticket #755
  • fixed detecting default embedded subtitles track; ticket #763
  • ignores invalid DISCNUMBER audio metadata values; ticket #767
Version 1.4
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • a totally new MediaBrowser (Pro only)
  • CDS /browse method now includes ETag header indicating if the response can be cached by the clients; ticket #714 (Pro only)
  • subtitles character encoding setting is now used also when converting softsubs
  • metadata flag (M) for shared folders now affects all types of descriptive metadata, not just online
  • added support for transcoding 4-2-2 pixel format videos for playback on older player which only support 4-2-0; ticket #671, #709
  • loggs stack trace when a plugin fails; ticket #728
  • added support for some rare files to Sony BDP profiles; ticket #725
  • extended caching online items for WebResource plugins to items that don't expire immediately
  • added presentation category for MPAA movie rating; ticket #380
  • added profile for Telenet Yelo TV
  • added getOnlineFeedExpiryInterval() shared method for the plugins; ticket #735
  • CDS search mechanism changed to give more accurate results; ticket #696
  • added profile for Xbox One
  • added profile for Sony 2013 TVs; ticket #724
  • split Samsung C/D/E/F profile to C/D and E/F for more reliable support of online content on E/F series
  • fixed retrieving thumbnails from ogg files
  • fixed M3U8 manifest being cut off when the file has been transcoded fully (http1.1)
  • fixed burned-in subtitles with apostrophy in filename for OSX/Linux
  • fixed creation of thumbnails for images that need to be rotated
  • added automatic image rotation to PS3 profile
  • fixed duplicate renderer registering caused by some routers
  • fixed FlowPlayer logo appearing in MediaBrowser in certain configurations
  • added support for video thumbnails on Samsung F series
  • removed using user-agent in FFmpeg commands if the protocol is not http(s); ticket #708
  • updated stream URL validation, to allow multiple # characters; ticket #715
  • fixed caching WebResource items when they are not valid; ticket #726
Version 1.3.1
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • added profile for Yamaha BD-A1020; ticket #695
  • added profile for Roku (via Chaneru)
  • added log warning if the server and the console are not the same version
  • adding new files to library uses less CPU and IO resources
  • uploading license will make immediate effect without the need to restart the console
  • fixed Pro evaluation period duration
  • fixed subtitles for WDTV live
  • fixed HLS transcoding for files with no audio
  • fixed extraction of some online resources that include quotes in the URL
  • fixed hardsubs on Linux and OSX
  • updated Lucene to 4.4.0

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