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TVersity -> Version History

This is the version history page for TVersity. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.


Version 3.8
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • Add Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) support.
    • Better compatibility with iPhone apps.
    • Improve off-screen browser support for BBC iPlayer and for NBC.
    • Other minor bug fixes.
Version 3.7.1
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • Previous release broke audio and photos with Roku (while fixing video by including a workaround for a Roku firmware bug), this release restores proper operation with Roku for audio, video and photos.
Version 3.7
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2015
  • Download(s):
    • Work around a Roku firmware (6.1) bug that broke operation with TVersity (for more info see this).
    • Add logging of stack traces in case of a crash, this is to allow for quick fixes when such crashes occur in the field.
    • Update WDTV profile to avoid transcoding AC3 in MP4, and WMA Pro.
    • Update PS3 profile to transcode WMA Pro because it cannot play it.
Version 3.5
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2014
  • Download(s):
    • Add support for Xbox One in both Pro and free versions (but of-course only the Pro version will transcode for it).
    • Some fixes to the Roku profile to avoid delivering videos over 3mbps (the Roku can’t handle higher bitrates very well).
    • H.264 compression now allows higher resolutions than before so that 720p and 1080p sources will remain as such.
Version 3.4
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2014
  • Download(s):
    • Add support for twitch (Pro only).
    • H.264 encoding via Intel Quick Sync Video is now 25% more efficient thanks to pixel format conversion optimizations.
    • The admin web address brings up the HTML5 GUI instead of old Flash GUI.
    • Fix crash when indexing some MKV files with chapters.
Version 3.3
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2014
  • Download(s):
    • Keep track of media files that lead to a crash during library indexing (typically due to those files being corrupted) so that they can be skipped in subsequent indexing. Also, the indexing is resumed automatically once the media server restarts. Given that the restart is automatic too, the software is now self healing in those crash cases.
    • The HTML5 web interface for accessing the media library was mistakenly used on iOS devices, this is now fixed by returning the iOS specific interface .
    • Fix issue with PS3 where MP4 with H.264 HD and AAC surround was not playing (issue introduced in 2.7).
    • Some minor GUI fixes.
Version 3.2
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2014
  • Download(s):
    • The web interface for accessing the media library has been replaced with an HTML5 interface that can play your media within the browser (for best experience please use Chrome). This is the same interface used for casting media to Chromecast but with the added capability of playing content in the browser.
    • Bug fixes and minor improvements:
      • Sharing media from Windows explorer now open the new GUI (and not the old one).
      • Improved error messaging in several cases (e.g. when attempting to share a mapped network drive or a network path which is not accessible to the server).
      • Hide the iTunes entry in the media source page of the GUI.
      • In the HTML5 media library interface, display the title at the bottom of video items and not just when hovering on them.
Version 3.1
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2014
  • Download(s):
    1. Introduce an all new user interface, which is HTML5 based and is significantly simplified.
    2. Hardware accelerated H.264 encoding via Intel Quick Sync Video, allows 3 times faster encoding (up to 1080p) at half the CPU consumed by software encoding (Pro only).
    3. Support for Chromecast:
      1. An all new, search centric, HTML5 interface is available for navigating the library and selecting media to play on the Chromecast.
      2. Play every format on Chromecast via on-the-fly transcoding to WEBM/VP8 (Pro only).
    4. Support for Roku:
      1. The built in Roku Media Player app is now fully supported.
      2. Play every format on Roku via on-the-fly transcoding to H.264 and HLS streaming (Pro only).
Version 3.0
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2014
  • Download(s):
    • Re-introducing a free version, which is identical to Pro but cannot transcode audio and video and retire the Basic version.
    • Introduce an all new user interface, which is HTML5 based and significantly simplified.
    • Hardware accelerated H.264 encoding via Intel Quick Sync Media, allows 3 times faster encoding (up to 1080p) at half the CPU consumed by software encoding (Pro only).
    • Add support for Chromecast:
    • An all new, search centric, HTML5 interface is available for navigating the library and selecting media to play on the Chromecast.
    • Play every format on Chromecast via on-the-fly transcoding to WEBM/VP8 (Pro only).
    • Add support for Roku:
    • The built in Roku Media Player app is now fully supported.
    • Play every format on Roku via on-the-fly transcoding to H.264 and HLS streaming (Pro only).
    • Bug fixes:
    • Fix issue with persistent HTTP connections which resulted in HLS streaming to iPhone occasionally failing (with the iPhone error message: “cannot load media”).
    • Fix issue with off-screen browser where occasionally the audio was not delivered to TV and instead played on the PC running TVersity.
    • Many other bug fixes, including some rare crashes.
Version 2.7
  • Release Date: May 2, 2014
  • Basic & Pro
    • Add support for Bravia TVs.
    • Better DLNA compliance all around for increased compatibility with devices not officially supported.
    • Eliminate the browser toolbar from all versions.
    • Add support for transcoding ALAC via the DC-Bass Source filter.
    • Can utilize the LAV filters for transcoding when present on the system.
    • Restore support for serving subtitle files to devices that change the file extension of the resource URL.
    • Synching with iTunes library did not work when the library included Podcast items that were not yet downloaded - this is now fixed.
    • Many other bug fixes, including some crashes in edge cases.
Version 2.6
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2013
  • Pro
    • Fix issues with YouTube and other sites where occasionally the video would not play and a white screen would show instead.
    • Add support for Canadian TV ( and
    • Add support for
  • Basic & Pro
    • Fix MShare.exe crash with videos that had multiple audio tracks or subtitles.
Version 2.5
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2013
  • Pro
    • Add Pandora support (note that a separate account must be used for each radio station since there is no way to switch between stations).
  • Basic & Pro
    • Fix toolbar issues outside the US.
    • Fix bug with license key validation and properly respect license key grace periods.
    • Other minor fixes.
Version 2.4
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2013
Version 2.3
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
  • Fix loss of audio with premium web content when using Flash 11.3 or newer.
  • YouTube is now supported in the Pro version only since YouTube prohibits direct access to the media URLs (the Pro version is using a server-side web browser and therefore does not need to access the media directly).
Version 2.2
  • Release Date: May 25, 2012
  • New Features
    • Full support for various Sony Google TVs models.
    • Avoid transcoding blu-ray movies with devices that support them.
    • Improved support for transcoding Ogg Vorbis files.
    • Restore the ability to enter user/password for Hulu (required to access Hulu plus by subscribers.)
    • Restore support for RMVB.
  • Bug Fixes
    • USB drives and network drives are no longer removed from the library after a reboot.
    • PS3 no longer stops playing Hulu videos once the 2GB mark is reached.
Version 2.1
  • Release Date: May 3, 2012
  • New Features:
    • Import iTunes content automatically and stay in synch with it (DRM protected content is excluded).
    • Support additional Samsung TV models.
    • Support WTV files (the newest video format used by Windows Media Center for recordings).
    • Transcoding for iPad will now generate 720p videos when the system is fast enough and source video is HD.
    • Experimental support for Sony’s Google TV (various TV models).
  • Bug Fixes:
      Fix “always transcoding” bug with Xbox. Fix off-screen browser audio issues with Flash player version 11.2. Various other minor fixes.
Version 1.9.7
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fix regression in indexing time introduced in 1.9.6 and speed indexing up to become faster than it was in 1.9.3 by a factor of 1.5 to 2.
    • Windows Media Player is no longer mis-detected as a certain Samsung TV model.
Version 1.9.6
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2011
  • All editions:
    • Add device profiles for WDTV Live.
    • Add device profiles for various Samsung TV models.
    • Add device profiles for Android 3.0 tablets (test with Asus Eeepad Transformer TF101). Plase note that trancoding for Android requires the Pro edition, and only Android 3.0 or higher is supported.
    • Add user contributed device profile for Logitech Revue.
    • Add user contributed device profile for Windows Phone 7.
    • Update user contributed device profile for LG BD930.
    • Faster thumbnail generaion for photos.
    • Better support for MKV and AVI transcoding.
    • Support WEBM files (transcoding requires separate installation of WEBM directshow filters available here).
    • Installation wizard now allows choosing a friendly computer name to use when discovered by other devices (i.e. this name will be displayed on TV when detected by a game console or other TV connected devices).
    • Perform server side buffering for live streams to avoid stutter on devices that cannot deal with such videos properly (like the PS3 that assumes the video on demand scenario only).
    • Run a CPU benchmark after installation to determine optimal transcoding settings for the system.
    • Menus created from RSS/ATOM feeds are cleaner (less duplicates, and no unnecessary nesting levels).
    • Installation wizard properly configures the system for decoding of MPEG1/2 and DV (assuming proper decoder are installed), and for downmizing of multi-channel audio to stereo so that transcoding can succeed in such cases.
    • Media library indexing gives priority to local files and folders (over Internet content).
    • Better handling of high bitrate peaks when transcoding such that playback freezes are eliminated or at the very least reduced.
    • Installation wizard now configures the Windows firewall on both private and public networks when dealing with Windows 7.
    • Move to latest version of ImageMagick which eliminates some rare failures to transcode photos. It also means that we do not need to modify the global ImageMagick registry key and hence we do not interfere with a normal ImageMagick installation.
    • Prevent Windows from entering sleep mode when some media is streaming.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Return “text/xml” as mime type of device description document as required by the UPnP standard.
    • Allow pausing playback for up to 4 hours (as opposed to the 2 minute limitation in previous version).
    • Server can now gracefully shut down even when something is streaming.
    • Fix video indexing by album and by genre.
    • Fix server side browse videos to continue streaming without issues even when the audio stops in the middle.
    • Fix some rare crashes related to image format conversion, detection of changes in IP addresses assigned to machine, tracking of file/folder changes, enter/exit sleep/hibernation mode and more.
    • Various other minor fixes.
Version 1.9.3
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2010
Version 1.9.2
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2010
  • Restore YouTube support (after changes to embedded video handling by YouTube).
  • DVD quality YouTube videos - add support for 480p YouTube videos (the maximum currently offered when embedding videos), fall back to 360p when 480p is unavailable and then to 240p when 360p is not available.
  • Other minor bug fixes based on end-user feedback for 1.9.
Version 1.9.1
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2010
Version 1.9
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
  • Remove the Ask toolbar and Babylon, in preparation for offering a TVersity toolbar for spontaneous subscription to web content (coming soon).
  • Add some user contributed device profiles to profiles.xml.
  • Transcoding of FLV with H264 is supported.
  • Transcoding of videos in MPEG2 transport streams is supported.
  • When transcoding VOB fix a bug where sometimes the wrong audio track was chosen in a multi audio track VOB (always take the first one, which is typically English).
  • iPhone and iPad now move to next item automatically when playing music.
  • iPhone and iPad new and revamped web interface with support for keyword search.
  • Move to ffmpeg 0.6.
  • Various bug fixes.
Version 1.8 Beta
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2010
  • Update and expand YouTube support to include subscriptions, favorites and playlists by user (in addition to user video uploads which were previously supported). Also support adding YouTube content by search queries (replaces the “by tag” category which YouTube has obsoleted).
  • Various minor bug fixes.
Version 1.7.4 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2010
Version 1.7.3 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 12, 2010
  • Fix corrupted creation date for photos.
  • Improved Windows 7 support.
  • Add support for
Version Beta
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2009
  • Fix yet another Windows manifest issue.
  • Fix authentication for Hulu.
  • Fix some Windows manifest issue.
  • Stability of Pro version greatly improved.
  • Video playback for premium content is smoother.
Version 1.7 Beta
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2009
  • Vista UAC - It is no longer required to disable UAC when using TVersity on Vista. TVertsity works well with UAC, and post installation, no UAC prompts will come up except when starting/stopping the sharing service.
  • Vista SSDP - It is no longer required to disable the SSDP service on Vista. This allows running other media sharing applications side by side with TVersity. Additionally, the discover-ability of TVersity on the network has been improved.
  • GUI - Fixed the GUI problem related to inability to connect to the sharing service (only occurred on system in which local storage was disabled for Flash player 8).
  • Security - Apply latest fixes to MSVC runtime with which TVersity is linked.
  • Installation Wizard - the installation process has been greatly simplified, there is no need to go through the installation screens of the configuration wizard and codec pack.
Version 1.6 Beta
  • Release Date: May 25, 2009
  • Indexing many MP4 files no longer results in memory leaks (and ultimately a crash).
  • Upgrade to Sqlite 3.6.14 to eliminate rare cases of library db corruption.
  • SSDP discovery did not work on machines with long host names (11 or more characters).
Version 1.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2009
Version RC7
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2009
  • Bug Fixes
    • Task bar icon is no longer displaying the Initializing message indefinitely.
    • Reading tags (like genre) from AAC files has been further improved to handle files with bad size header in their ilst atom.
    • Flash interface (used on PCs, Wii and any device with Flash7 compatibility) allows arrow key (and mouse wheel) navigation on home page beyond first 3 items.
Version RC6
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2009
  • New Features
    • Simplified menu structure on TV requiring less steps to reach any given menu option.
    • Faster menu navigation on TV, thanks to reduction in metadata size delivered by TVersity.
    • PS3 displays date for photos.
    • Change default video resolution for transcoded media from 400×300 to 640×480, this reflects improvement in computer processing power over the last few years. If your computer is not fast enough (at least core 2 duo 1.6 Ghz) this resolution will need to be decreased.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fix display of high resolution photos on the PS3.
    • Handle correctly standard genres (as per ID3v1) in AAC files.
Version RC5
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2008
  • New Features:
    • Media source dialog box now has a new checkbox (when “Advanced” is enabled) that allows turning on/off featuring of media in top level menus.
    • TVersity, by default, no longer modifies metadata (title, artist, album, etc.) for readability. As before it is a configurable setting.
    • User messages were completely rewritten for better clarity and consistency of terminology
    • Add a user message for new device detection.
    • On Windows Mobile devices, the web interface once again allows playing all items on the page as a WMP playlist.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Re-transcoding after download completed was occasionally failing - this is now fixed.
    • An error message at the end of playback of youtube videos was displayed by some devices (like the DIRECTV set-top-boxes) - the number of cases in which this happens was reduced drastically.
    • Playback of certain Internet media was prematurely terminated on some devices - this is now fixed.
    • Fix crash on RSS feeds that have no file name in the URL.
    • Transcode status was reported incorrectly when serving media from a cached version of a previously transcoded content - this is now fixed.
    • UPnP:Browse was returning wrong number of children in some cases - this is now fixed (special thanks to the folks at LINN for reporting it).
    • Fix “Not Authorized” issue with Denon 3808 receiver (uses Philips SLA profile) that used to happen when turning the unit on and attempting to use it with TVersity after using it successfully the previous time it was on.
    • Many additional minor bug fixes.
Version RC4
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2008
Version RC4
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2008
  • Support for PS3 firmware 2.5.
  • YouTube URLs that expire are now automatically re-acquired, eliminating the need to do a refresh of the media source.
  • Support for Atom feeds generated by the new YouTube Data API.
  • Support for YouTube Playlists (e.g. check this Start Trek playlist). Just add any YouTube playlist URL to TVersity and you are subscribed to it.
  • Support for YouTube H.264 videos, devices that can play H.264 but cannot play FLV will now get H.264 from YouTube instead of a transcoded version created from the FLV.
  • Support for the high quality videos on YouTube, TVersity will always try the high quality version first and only when not available fall back to the low quality one.
  • Support for video pages. Add for example this page URL to TVersity.
Version RC3
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2008
  • Bug Fixes
    • GUI did not start on some machines, this should now be fixed for all users.
    • Fix DSM 510 profile as per user feedback.
Version RC3
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2008
  • New Features
    • Raw digital camera image support (crw, cr2, nef, nrw, mrw, orf, raf, dng, erf, x3f, dcr arw, raw, kdc).
    • Feature some Internet content during installation to raise awareness for Internet video support in TVersity. This content, if subscribed to, will be available at the root menu of devices.
    • Navigation by Folders and by Podcasts is now available at the root menu of devices that have such a menu. These new menu choices combine audio, photo and video items, all in the same place.
    • The file extensions mts and m2ts (used for AVCHD videos by HD camcorders) are now recognized and can be streamed to PS3.
    • Public media sources are now aggregated in a global repository and will soon be used to offer new content search and discovery features.
  • Devices
    • Added a user contributed profile for the DSM 750.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Music menus on Xbox 360 were not working.
    • Some DVD videos were transcoded even when it was not required.
    • Some iPhone videos were transcoded even when it was not required.
    • A rare sqlite crash was solved by upgrading to the latest release.
    • A rare pthreads crash was solved by upgrading to the latest release.
Version RC2
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2008
  • New Features:
    • Album art support is now available and is compatible with the Sony PS3 as well as with the HTML interface (PSP, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.) and flash interface (Wii). Album art relies on JPEG files conforming to certain naming conventions that are present in the same folder as music tracks. These files can be created by either Windows Media Player or WinAmp and TVersity will pick them up, or users can add them manually.
    • Individual YouTube videos can now be added by pointing the browser to a specific video on YouTube and dragging and dropping the address bar icon to TVersity (or copying and pasting the URL).
  • Bug Fixes:
    • MShare now refreshes as fast as it was in
    • No files are periodically added to the Temporary Internet Files folder while the GUI is running (browser caching was turned off).
    • Fix crashes when adding/refreshing some FLAC and some MP3 files.
    • Flash interface is now more reliable when switching from one live stream to another and then going back to first one.
    • TVersity service was failing to start on machines that had a non ASCII character in their hostname.
Version 1.0 RC1
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2008
  • Please refer to this page for the full release notes
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2007
  • Transcoding
    • Transcoding configuration can now be done on the file/folder/url level, in which case it wil supersede the system wide settings.
    Customizable Menus
    • It is now possible to set the menus to be organized by folders only, this is in additon to the default menu organization and the custom one.
    • Turn off transcoding of AVI/DIVX (version 4 or higher) for the Sony PS3 (Divx3 is still transcoded) since firmware 2.1 can play them natively.
    • AVI/Divx that do not play natively can still be manually configured to be transcoded. This for examples solves the PS3 problem with Divx files larger than 2 Gb.
    Bug Fixes
    • Do not register a Windows shell context menu command for files (since it gets invoked when double clicking on file types that have no other handlers). The context menu command for folders is still kept since it has no undesirable side effects.
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2007
  • Support for Xbox 360 2007 Fall update, Divx/Xvid can play natively.
  • Support fast-forward, rewind and skipping with Xbox 360 while transcoding, within the portion of the media that was already transcoded.
  • Include all the patches for the Sony PS3 firmware verison 2, including support for WMA lossless and FLAC.
  • Revert HR20 profile to use PCM audio since many users do not have a firmware with WAV support, and add two new profiles for HR20 with WAV support and for HR20 with MP3 support to be set manually by users that have an adequate firmware.
  • Support fast forward and rewind within transcoded media with PS3 firmware 2.
  • Add experimental support for Windows Mobile - downloading and streaming audio is now supported with Windows Mobile 5.0 or higher, only MSIE and WMP are required.
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2007
  • Security
    • Remote access to the media library is now by default disabled.
    • Authentication can be turned on and off for each server directory (both virtual and physical) via config.xml. By default remote access to all directories requires authentication when enabled and is rejected otherwise..
    • When enabling remote access to the library via the GUI, a user name and password must be set or else authentication will fail when attempting to access the media library from outside the LAN.
    • The web based user interface was moved from the root directory to the /admin directory and the root directory is now equivalent to the /lib directory.
    • Note that authentication does not work in conjunction with the Sony PSP RSS reader and must be turned off (by editing config.xml) if remote streaming to this device is desirable.
  • Media Library
    • Customizable menu hierarchy
      • Multiple menu hierarchies can be created and co-exist. In the free version of TVersity this is limited to one custom hierarchy in addition to the default hierarchy.
      • Each new media source (file, folder, URLs, RSS feeds, etc.) can have a custom menu location.
      • Users can switch between the default TVersity menus and their custom menus; This will immediately affect all devices, with the exception of devices that impose a rigid hierarchy (like the Xbox 360) or devices that require Audio/Photo/Video to be at the root of the hierarchy (like the DSM 320).
      • Users can customize the indexing of the default and the custom hierarchy, adding or removing indexes as they see fit. This is done by editing config.xml and not via the GUI.
    • File and folders can be tagged now just like URLs and RSS feeds. With folders their entire content will be accessible via the tag (including playlists).
  • Devices
    • Fix premature playback termination with firmware 2.0 of the Sony PS3.
    • Any Internet audio can now be played on the DirecTV HR20 and no special configuration changes are needed.
    • The ActiveTV profile was removed since ActiveTV does not represent any one type of device, furthermore since ActiveTV software has built in support for transcoding, TVersity never transcodes for ActiveTV devices.
    • iPhone playback page is now more consistent in its look and feel with the rest of the UI.
    • iPhone UI has an about button.
    • Nokia N800 RSS reader is now correctly identified.
  • Bug fixes and more
    • Sample content distributed with TVersity was reduced to YouTube feeds and G4TV podcasts, this will minimize the refresh time and bandwidth consumption upon installation.
    • Fix a rare crash in media library refresh.
    • The content directory dc:title property is now populated with a valid value as per the UPnP A/V standard.
    • Two consecutive dot characters in tags and menu entries are treated as an escaped dot character.
    • Fix the markup in RSS feeds generated by TVersity.
    • Move to SQLite 3.5.1.
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2007
  • Support for new devices and platforms
    • Podcasts and featured radio stations now work with the DirecTV HR20, and this device is now automatically detected.
    • Windows Media Center is now supported (requires Media Center on the PC running TVersity). To see this new feature check the new start menu option at Start -> Program -> TVersity Media Server -> TVersity tools -> TVersity for Windows Media Center.
    • Active-TV is supported (requires Active-TV software on the PC running TVersity). To see this new feature check the new start menu option at Start -> Program -> TVersity Media Server -> TVersity tools -> TVersity for activeTV.
  • Bug fixes and minor enhancements
    • Apple iPhone CSS fix for firmware 1.1.1.
    • Nested RSS feeds are now correctly refreshed.
    • AAC are now played natively on Sony PS3 and are no longer transcoded.
    • Installation to a different location than before, now works.
    • The TVersity codec pack is now included with the TVersity installer.
    • Additional sample video, photos, and audio feeds (including YouTube) are included with the TVersity installer.
    • Recognize the file extensions SHN (Shorten) and AT3 (Atrac3), these can be transcoded only if the relevant DirectShow filters are installed.
    • New icons are included, courtesy of Dylan Wreggelsworth.
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Apple iPhone Support:
    • Point Safari on the iPhone to to see this in action. When using an EDGE connection use In both cases is the IP address of the machine running TVersity.
    • You can access your home media collection in the home and on the go however in each of these cases a different IP address is needed and you may need to establish a port forwarding in order to access it on the go.
    • When video transcoding is needed the iPhone cannot start playback until the entire conversion is completed, this is a restriction of the MP4/MOV/3GPP containers when streamed over HTTP (and since the iPhone does not support RTSP/RTP there is no way around it at the moment).
  • Bug fixes and more:
    • Transcoding of audio formats (such as FLAC and OGG) to PCM (for Xbox 360 and DirectTV HR20) was broken in one of the previous release and is now fixed.
    • The iPod/iTunes profile now creates MP4 videos that are compatible with the iPod. This is unlike the MPEG1/2 which was previously used and with which iTunes needed to do another conversion before copying it to the iPod.
    • Fix rare crashes occurring when stopping the sharing service while some files are being downloaded in the background.
    • Fix a rare hanging during media library construction when reading AVI files with certain pecularities in their header.
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2007
  • Fix security hole allowing access to URLs of the form:\..\..\..\..\..\..\windows\win.ini
  • Fixed infinite loop when reading tags from certain large MP4 files.
  • Fixed a rare crash during media library refresh related to background downloads (more specifically related to DNS cache management issues by CURL).
  • The transcoder can now gracefully recover from an occasional corrupted time stamp when decoding media and produce a valid transcoding result.
  • Fixed problem with new version notification where it was repeatedly displayed in some rare cases.
  • The shell menu extension for sharing files and folders no longer fails for files and folders that have the & or = characters in their name.
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2007
  • Please refer to this page for the complete changelog
  • Release Date: May 30, 2007
  • Support the Sony PS3 firmware 1.8
  • Support the Xbox 360 spring update
  • Improved Adobe flash library interface (for Nintendo Wii or any web browser with support for Flash 7 or higher)
  • Other fixes and improvements
  • Please refer to this page for full details about changes
Version PS3 Patch
  • Release Date: May 26, 2007
  • A patch for the Sony PS3 firmware 1.8
Version Xbox 360 Patch
  • Release Date: May 10, 2007
  • Fixes incompatibility problems with Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard Update
  • Release Date: May 3, 2007
  • Better support for the Nintendo Wii
    The Adobe Flash interface for the Wii and PS3 is now fully operational via cursor motion/clicks and it no longer requires the use of arrow keys. This change was made to better support the Nintendo Wii. The main changes are:
  • There is a new “up one level” button that is always visible and is more accessible than the one in the toolbar.
  • The scroll bars are larger and allow page scrolling in addition to single item scrolling.
  • Playback controls are displayed once the cursor is moved to the bottom of the screen.
  • Better support for the DirectTV HR20
    Images at resolutions higher than 1920×1080 are now downsampled since this device cannot handle very high resolutions.
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2007
  • Playstation 3, Wii*, Nokia N800 and video for the Sony PSP are now supported
  • Release Date: Dec 27, 2006
  • RSS Feeds:
    • The FLV media inside SWF URLs from YouTube RSS feeds is now automatically detected. This means that adding a YouTube RSS feed to TVersity will now work as expected, with all the enclosed media listed and ready to play.
    • When scanning the header of media files enclosed in RSS feeds, the user agent is now "TVersity Mediabot". The "TVersity Media Server" user agent is still used when doing a full download (either due to a new subscription or playback of an item that was not previously downloaded).
    • Add support for RSS feeds that are using encodings other than UTF8 or Latin1.
  • Transcoding:
    • Add support for transcoding audio to PCM and use this with the Xbox 360 instead of MP3. This way media encoded in lossless formats will have no quality degradation when streamed to the 360.
    • Adjust the video resolution when transcoding to WMV to insure that the Xbox 360 can upscale it to the resolution of the TV using integer multiplication. This eliminates display artifacts that used to occur when the video resolution was not conforming to this criterion.
    • Take into account the pixel aspect ratio of videos (that is for videos with non square pixels) when transcoding. This means that 16:9 and 4:3 DVDs will look as they are supposed to when transcoded.
    • The "Disable decoding clock" on the transcoder section of the settings tab is now meaningful when transcoding to WMV. This means that Xbox 360 users that wish to avoid 100% CPU usage when the video does not require it, can turn this flag off.
  • Media Library:
    • Added a new index for songs: "Release Year / Artist / Album"
    • List under the "Song" folder of the Xbox 360 all audio URLs as well as all local audio files, this way it is no longer necessary to place URLs inside playlists to see them on the 360 menus.
    • Add support for long title strings, which are essentially titles that include the name of their parents. This is to allow users of the Xbox 360 to navigate their long list of videos. This feature is turned off by default (since devices other than the Xbox 360 do not need it). When turning it on (from the settings tab in the GUI) one needs to reconstruct the media library for this to take effect.
  • Windows Vista compatibility:
    • All executables now have manifests to request admin privileges on Vista (this should allow them to run even with UAC enabled as long as the user grants them the permission to run as admins).
    • The Sharing service is installed on Vista without the "Allow interaction with desktop" feature since Vista does not support this (on XP/2K we keep using this feature as before since it allows codec icons to appear in the tray when they are used during transcoding).
  • Bug fixes and more:
    • Fix issues related to premature termination when transcoding to WMV (this should solve the famous termination problem with the Xbox 360).
    • Add support for short URLs, this will allow devices that trim long URLs (like the Xbox 360 and the Sony PSP) to accept content from TVersity disregarding the length of the URL of that content.
    • Add support for friendly file names in short URLs, so that devices that download content to their local storage (like the Sony PSP) will give a friendly name to content downloaded from TVersity.
    • Fix a crash that occurs when scanning a corrupt MP3 file.
    • The installer no longer overrides user definitions to the TVersity sharing service (that is it is no longer necessary to reconfigure a log-on account after each installation).
    • The TVersity audio and video feeds are no longer included, users can still get them by adding (or dragging and dropping) the URLs: and
    • Fixed the CNN Radio and Ministry of sound TV URLs in the TVersity Guides.
    • Icons of audio and video RSS feeds are now properly displayed in the web interface.
    • Eliminate "insane" duration values displayed for some videos. Videos from which we cannot retrieve the duration, will now not have a value at all.
    • Fix a GUI bug related to using the keyboard in the sharing tab and having the keystrokes propagate to the library tab.
    • The right click menu can now be used on items in the sharing tab and it works as expected (previously it sopped working once the tray icon menu was invoked - a seemingly unrelated action had some, unaccounted for, side effects).
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2006
  • On the fly transcoding to WMV for the Xbox 360
    • Xbox 360 users can now play their entire media library with no need for MCE.
    • Users of other devices that can play WMV can use this target format as an alternative to MPEG. While this will require faster machines to achieve the same quality, it allow for a higher quality per bitrate meaning that a slower home network can be used. This is important mainly for HD content streamed over wireless connections.
    • Upconversion of videos to WMV HD can be done (on a fast machine) by tweaking the minVideoInfo in config.xml.
    • It is highly recommended to upgrade to Windows Media Player 11 as it includes more recent and more stable encoders, this is especially important if you experience crashes in qasf.dll.
  • Improved GUI
    • The GUI is now an exe file (as opposed to the HTML Application (HTA) it used to be). This should solve the DEP errors on Vista Beta 2.
    • The GUI is now functional even when the sharing is stopped and the sharing can be both started and stopped from the GUI (only starting and restarting was supported in the past).
    • A tray icon has been added with a tray icon menu for starting and stopping the sharing service .
    • Drag and drop is now supported for sharing media. Simply drag files/folders to the GUI and even XML feed URLs and they will be added to the librray.
    • Multi select is now supported in the list of shared items and the play, refresh and delete operations can now be invoked on multiple items in one operation.
    • Scroll wheel support was added throughout the GUI.
    • Right click menu was added for items in the sharing tab.
    • When the server is down the connection error dialog box is no longer displayed and instead a connection error icon is displayed at the top right corner of the window.
    • The sharing tab now allows files/folders to be opened (as opposed to the past behavior where this was enabled only for URLs).
    • The settings tab can now open the cache area folder.
    • A preview of our new media library graphical user interface is included, this is provided in addition to the web based interface. This interface will come in two versions the first is AJAX and the second is Macormedia Flash based (only this version is currently being provided). This new interface will be the basis for our upcoming support for the Sony PS3 and will be used for any web browser enabled device that can handle AJAX or Macromedia flash to provide a better user experience than the simpler web based interface (which will remain the interface of choice for limited resource devices such as mobile phones, the Sony PSP, etc.). Future releases will add support for playback inside this new interface as opposed to the current behavior where an external player is invoked.
    • The new media library gui can be opened in a separate browser windows via the URL http://localhost:41952/flashlib, or http://localhost:41952/flash6.swf for devices that support only Macromedia Flash version 6.
  • Misc.
    • Windows can now discover TVersity and display it in "My Network Places", if the UPnP discovery components are installed.
    • The server accepts now the mime type video/flv (this is in addition to video/x-flv that was already there). This solves issues with YouTube flv videos that the server refused to add due to an unknown mime type.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Bad Internet URLs no longer cause the server to hang for a long period of time (during which no other media could be played).
    • UPnP connections from different networks or different subnets are now accepted when the server is configured to accept remote connections. This is as opposed to the past behavior where this configuration only affected the web based interface.
    • The XML results returned by the server are now guaranteed to place the item/container title first as required by the UPnP standard.
    • Some issues related to playing flash video files (FLV) that were downloaded by the server automaticaly were fixed.
    • Temporary files that were mistakenly placed in the wrong folder are now stored in the Windows temporary folder.
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2006
  • Modify the installer to fix some Image Magick related registry keys that are necessary for image manipulation to work.

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