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Universal Media Server -> Version History

This is the version history page for Universal Media Server, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 9.1.0
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • General:

    • Added automatic updating to Linux and macOS (it already existed on Windows)

    • Added the UMS version to the web interface

    • Added a different icon in macOS dark mode (thanks, bcbomb47!)

    • Fixed pixelation of icon on some Linux distributions

    Renderers:

    • Fixed support for external subtitles on some Samsung TVs (thanks, pipin!)

    Translation updates via Crowdin:

    • Bulgarian (93%)

    • Croatian (29%)

    • Danish (99%)

    • Dutch (93%)

    • Finnish (100%)

    • Italian (100%)

    • Korean (33%)

    • Persian (35%)

    • Turkish (100%)

    Dependencies:

    • Updated JRE to 1.8.231

Version 9.0.1
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 9.0.0

    • General:

      • Fixed not using standalone Java on Linux

      • Increased default maximum memory on Linux to match other OS (1280MB)

      • Improved speed of some database lookups

      • Improved speed of OpenSubtitles validation

      • Logging improvements

      • Switched from findbugs to spotbugs

      • Fixed broken tooltips

      • Fixed startup link not uninstalling on Windows

      • Fixed error when prettifying some filenames

    • Renderers:

      • Improved support for Mirascreen (thanks, DuĊĦan Kazik)

      • Improved support for Sony BluRay BDP-S3700

    • Translation updates via Crowdin:

      • Bulgarian (91%)

      • Chinese Traditional (100%)

      • Croatian (28%)

      • Estonian (22%)

      • Hungarian (70%)

      • Russian (94%)

      • Slovak (88%)

      • Spanish (100%)

      • Swedish (93%)

    • Dependencies:

      • Updated ImageIO to 3.4.2


    Notes:

    The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.


Version 9.0.0
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 8.2.0


    General:

    • We no longer require Java installation on any operating system

    • Adds UMS to Windows Firewall exceptions on install

    • Added new renderer setting vbd (video bit depth) to allow filetype-specific bit-depth support configuration

    • Fixed filename prettifying not displaying episode names and other related problems

    • Fixed the PrependTrackNumbers renderer setting (thanks, tcely!)

    • Fixed transcoding when using our Docker image (thanks, tcely!)

    • Fixed startup crash when invalid characters are in the OS Path

    • Fixed adding unsupported files to the database

    Renderers:

    • Improved support for TrueHD videos on Samsung UHD TVs

    Languages:

    • Fixed broken "hide engines" string

    • Updated translations via Crowdin:

      • Chinese Simplified (100%)

      • Chinese Traditional (94%)

      • Croatian (20%)

      • Czech (100%)

      • Danish (89%)

      • Finnish (32%)

      • French (100%)

      • German (100%)

      • Hungarian (68%)

      • Italian (98%)

      • Japanese (100%)

      • Norwegian (89%)

      • Polish (100%)

      • Portuguese (Brazilian) (100%)

      • Romanian (100%)

      • Russian (93%)

      • Slovak (88%)

      • Spanish (96%)

      • Swedish (93%)

      • Thai (11%)

    Dependencies:

    • Updated Chromecast api-v2 to 0.11.0

    • Updated fm.last coverartarchive-api to 2.1.1

    • Updated Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.2.4

    • Updated icu4j to 64.2

    • Updated JNA to 5.3.1

    • Updated JUnit to 5.2.0

    • Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.8.0

    • Updated Maven Enforcer Plugin to 3.0.0-M1

    • Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 3.0.1

    • Updated Maven Site Plugin to 3.7

    • Updated Metadata Extractor to 2.12.0 for improved image parsing performance

    • Updated Oshi to 3.13.3

    • Updated Surefire to 2.22.2

Version 8.2.0
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 8.1.0

    • General:

      • Removed duplicate information from TV episode filenames in the Media Library

      • Improved filename recognition

      • Append engines to filenames instead of prepend, to stop breaking alphabetization

      • Added the possibility to have a virtual folder without adding it to the Media Library (thanks, maciekberry!)

      • Fixed UMS not starting as a service on Windows (thanks, pponce!)

      • Fixed a broken translation when alerting a user that they are sharing a non-existing folder

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Afrikaans translation updated

        • Arabic translation updated

        • Catalan translation updated

        • Croatian translation updated

        • Czech translation updated

        • Danish translation updated

        • Dutch translation completed

        • German translation updated

        • Greek translation updated

        • English (UK) translation updated

        • Finnish translation updated

        • French translation updated

        • Hebrew translation updated

        • Hungarian translation updated

        • Icelandic translation updated

        • Italian translation updated

        • Japanese translation completed

        • Korean translation completed

        • Norwegian translation updated

        • Persian translation updated

        • Polish translation updated

        • Portuguese translation updated

        • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

        • Romanian translation updated

        • Russian translation updated

        • Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated

        • Slovak translation updated

        • Slovenian translation updated

        • Spanish translation updated

        • Thai translation updated

    • Dependencies:

      • Updated Apache HttpAsyncClient to 4.1.4

Version 8.1.0
  • Release Date: May 3, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 8.0.1

    • General:

      • Performance improvements

      • Fixed conversion of 3D subtitles

      • Fixed bug with the computer sleep management feature (thanks, scriptorron and Nadahar!)

      • Fixed bugs with Virtual Folders

      • Fixed error when browsing web folders

      • Updated build and install documentation (thanks, Ruben Barkow!)

    • Renderers:

      • Improved support for 4k and h265 videos on LG webOS TVs

      • Improved support for Samsung MS750 soundbars

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Danish translation updated

        • Dutch translation updated

        • French translation updated

        • Japanese translation validated

        • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

        • Russian translation updated

        • Turkish translation updated

    • Dependencies:

      • Updated h2database to 1.4.199, which improves speed and memory use

Version 8.0.1
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.9.0

    • General:

      • Added new Shared Content tab for managing all local and web content

      • Added country flags for audio and subtitles to video thumbnails in TRANSCODE folders

      • Added option to customize the subtitles info that is appended to filenames

      • Made the subtitles info more standardized

      • Greatly optimized memory use and long-term stability (thanks, skeptical!)

      • Improved default web content entries

      • Database cleanup step removes files that are no longer shared

      • Fixed a lot of bugs related to subtitles

      • Fixed functionality of the Back button on the web interface in some situations

      • Fixed "Season" not displaying on subsequent visits in Media Library

      • Optimized performance of Media Library folders

      • Improved reliability when using "Defer to MEncoder" option

      • Fixed some broken Media Library queries

    • Renderers:

      • Allow MP3 streaming on VLC

      • Transcode unsupported audio to MP3 on Samsung JU6400

      • Fixed video transcoding on Sony Bravia EX TVs

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Dutch translation updated

        • Italian translation completed

        • Japanese translation completed

        • Persian translation updated

        • Polish translation completed and validated

        • Russian translation updated

        • Slovenian translation updated

        • Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated

        • Ukrainian translation updated

    • Dependencies:
      • Updated MediaInfo to 18.12 on Windows and macOS
Version 7.9.0
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • 7.9.0 changes since 7.8.0

    • General:

      • Added the ability to ignore folders by name, which defaults to ".unwanted"

      • The server shows up on devices sooner

      • Increased the difference between button hover/pressed states

      • Improved stability and logging when moving files after fully playing

      • Improved recognition of AAC

      • Fixed H.264 profile not updating

      • Fixed low bitrate audio on transcoded web videos (thanks, SsJVasto!)

      • Fixed content updating in the Media Library on some devices

      • Logging fixes

    • Renderers:

      • Improved support for Roku 4 (thanks, TahomaSoft!)

      • Improved support for Samsung 9 Series TVs

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Dutch translation updated

        • Bulgarian translation updated

        • Korean translation updated

        • Swedish translation updated

        •  Turkish translation updated

Version 7.8.0
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • General:
    • Added examples for all binary tools paths in UMS.conf (thanks, Amadeus-!)
    • Added detection of JDK to the Windows installer (thanks, siboXD!)
    • Fixed custom option parsing for ffmpeg_gpu_decoding_acceleration_method (thanks, goncalossilva!)
    • Fixed error when FFmpeg deferred to MEncoder
    Web interface:
    • Added Subtitle Translator to the menu (thanks, atamariya!)
    • Added new home screen with automatic entry (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Added player navigation using keys to return to home screen (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Added new logo icon fully displayed and transparent in web interface browse view (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Made caption, folder list and play toolbar buttons compliant with material design (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Fixed audio thumbnails (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Fixed some buttons not displaying correctly (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Fixed broken hover effect on Firefox (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)
    • Modified menu icons
    Languages:
    • Updated translations via Crowdin:
      • French translation updated
      • Icelandic translation updated
      • Japanese translation updated
      • Ukranian translation updated
Version 7.7.1
  • Release Date: Dec 27, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • General:
    • Fixed broken transcoding via MEncoder on Windows and Linux
    • Improved support for Sony BRAVIA EX Series TVs
    Languages:
    • Updated translations via Crowdin:
      • French translation updated
      • German translation completed
      • Portuguese translation completed
      • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation completed
Version 7.7.0
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • 7.7.0 changes since 7.6.2

    • General:

      • Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)

      • Fixed double subtitles when transcoding video

      • Fixed XViD recognition

      • Fixed incorrect music genre labels (thanks, maciekberry!)

      • Fixed web stream transcoding

    • Renderers:

      • Improved support for Philips PUS TVs

      • Improved support for Samsung Q6 Series TVs

      • Improved support for Samsung Q9 Series TVs

    • Web interface:

      • Use H.264 on the web interface in Chrome and Firefox

      • Removed the limit on resolution

      • Added font scaling setting (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)

      • Added list view (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)

      • Removed custom scrollbar styling (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)

      • Fixed a hover effect bug on Firefox (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)

      • Fixed the dynamic view (thanks, Abel Espinosa!)

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Chinese Simplified translation completed

        • Czech translation completed and validated

        • German translation updated

        • Hungarian translation updated

        • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

        • Romanian translation completed and validated

        • Russian translation updated

        • Slovak translation updated

        • Thai translation updated

Version 7.6.2 Version 7.6.1
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.6.0:

    • General:

      • Increased thumbnail compression for less memory use

      • Fixed broken browsing on some Samsung devices (thanks, drakulis!)

      • Fixed fully played thumbnails not working after restarts

      • Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)

    • Languages:

      • Chinese Simplified translation updated

      • Swedish translation updated

Version 7.6.0
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.5.0:

    • General:

      • Started to release installer wizard for macOS (thanks, js-kyle!)

      • Started to use the "Album Artist" field for better audio file browsing of compilations (thanks, maciekberry!)

      • Improved network connection stability (thanks, reorder!)

      • Improved the web interface's accessibility and support for remote controls (thanks, acanive!)

      • Removed the broken whitelist functionality (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Removed the broken plugins functionality (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Improved the Docker configuration (thanks, atamariya!)

      • Improved the speed of our automated testing suite

      • Improved automated testing of filename prettifying (thanks, stasinos!)

      • Improved our default folder sharing stability (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Improved support for aspect ratio and scan order (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Improved file scanning/parsing speed

      • Fixed tsMuxeR on macOS (thanks, onon765trb!)

      • Fixed burning picture subtitles when other filters are also used in FFmpeg

      • Fixed FFmpeg not enabling the GPU configuration toggle

      • Fixed thumbnails not persisting to the database unless TRACE logging is enabled

      • Fixed binaries not being picked up from the PATH on Linux (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Fixed support for Java 10+ on Linux

      • Added build documentation to BUILD.md

      • Updated documentation in CONTRIBUTING.md and STYLEGUIDE.md

      • Improved code formatting (thanks, drakulis!)

    • Formats/Codecs: (thanks, Sami32!)

      • Added recognition of video codecs: ASF, FFV1, RLE, S4UD, TGA and VRO

      • Added recognition of audio formats: CAF

      • Added recognition of audio codecs: CELP, MACE, Nellymoser and QCELP

      • Fixed parsing of framerates via MediaInfo

      • Improved recognition of AAC, FLV and WMA

    • Renderers:

      • Added support for Bush Freeview (thanks, atamariya!)

      • Added support for the built-in "Resume" functionality on Samsung TVs (thanks, drakulis!)

      • Improved support for H.264 codec and SRT subtitles on PS4 (thanks, fgimenezm!)

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Arabic translation updated

        • Bulgarian translation updated

        • Catalan translation updated

        • Chinese Simplified translation updated

        • Chinese Traditional translation updated

        • Croatian translation updated

        • Czech translation updated

        • Danish translation updated

        • Dutch translation updated

        • Finnish translation updated

        • French translation completed and validated

        • German translation updated

        • Greek translation updated

        • Hungarian translation updated

        • Italian translation updated

        • Japanese translation updated

        • Korean translation updated

        • Norwegian translation updated

        • Persian translation updated

        • Polish translation completed and validated

        • Portuguese translation updated

        • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

        • Romanian translation updated

        • Russian translation updated

        • Slovak translation updated

        • Slovenian translation updated

        • Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated

        • Spanish translation completed

        • Swedish translation updated

        • Turkish translation updated

    • Dependencies:

      • Added commons-text 1.3 (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Updated Cling to 2.1.2

      • Updated commons-io to 2.6 (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Updated commons-lang3 to 3.7

      • Updated JUnrar to 1.0.1 (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Updated Seamless to 1.1.2

      • Updated sevenzip jbinding to 9.20-2.00beta

      • Updated tsMuxeR on macOS to 2.6.11

Version 7.5.0
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2018
  • Changes since 7.4.0:

    • General:

      • Added animated Restart Server button when a restart is needed to apply a new setting (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Added hover and push effects to buttons (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Added Docker build files (thanks, atamariya!)

      • Added ability to specify supported framerates in renderer configs (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Improved support for Windows XP (thanks, Nadahar!)

      • Improved support for DFF, DSF, MP4 and WAV files (thanks, Sami32!)

      • Updated the GUI for FFmpeg options

      • Fixed duplicate hardware acceleration options

      • Fixed the state of scan buttons while startup scan is running

      • Fixed the display of the web interface on Safari

      • Fixed MEncoder not transcoding to H.264 on macOS

      • Fixed a lot of minor bugs

    • Renderers:

      • Added detection of more Samsung mobile devices (thanks, Sami32!)

      • Improved support for Onkyo audio receivers

      • Improved support for Samsung UHD (4k) TVs (thanks, SurfaceS!)

      • Improved support for Samsung Galaxy Note Tab (thanks, Sami32!)

      • Fixed FLAC playback on Xbox One (thanks, 25233Guyver!)

    • Languages (thanks to Crowdin):

      • Chinese Simplified translation completed

      • Czech translation completed and validated

      • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

      • Slovak translation updated

      • Spanish translation completed

    • Dependencies:

      • Updated Maven Assembly plugin to 3.1.0

      • Updated Maven Compiler plugin to 3.7.0

      • Updated Maven Enforcer plugin to 1.4.1

      • Updated Maven Findbugs plugin to 3.0.5

      • Updated Git Commit ID plugin to 2.2.3

      • Updated gson to 2.8.2

Version 7.4.0
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.3.1:

    • General:

      • Uses the media folders by default on Windows and macOS instead of the whole user directory

      • Added support for using GPU (video cards) for decoding via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)

      • Added option for higher quality audio resampling via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)

      • Files downloaded via the web interface have the correct filename (thanks, js-kyle!)

      • Improved stability when using custom FFmpeg settings (thanks, onon765trb!)

      • Made plugin web queries use SSL/HTTPS

      • Stop sometimes throwing errors when downgrading versions

      • Disabled the broken minimization on macOS

      • Fixed the wizard file chooser not working on macOS

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Chinese Traditional translation completed

        • French translation completed and validated

        • Italian translation updated

        • Polish translation completed and validated

    • Renderers:

      • Fixed aspect ratio of transcoded videos on Panasonic ST60 TVs

Version 7.3.1
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.3.0:

    • General:

      • Fixed transcoding of videos with multiple audio streams with FFmpeg

      • Fixed not being able to delete folders containing folders that are within watched folders on Windows

      • Fixed Fully Played status not saving for some users

      • Fixed files not being immediately deleted from the database if their parent folder was deleted

      • Fixed standalone build auto updater downloading non-standalone builds

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin:

        • Chinese Simplified translation completed

        • French translation completed and validated

        • Italian translation updated

        • German translation completed

        • Polish translation completed and validated

        • Portuguese translation completed

        • Portuguese (Brazilian) translation updated

        • Romanian translation completed

        • Russian translation completed

        • Spanish translation completed

Version 7.3.0
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • Changes since 7.2.1:

    • General:

      • Started to release standalone builds for Windows (no Java installation required)

      • Added option to disable startup folder scanning in the first-run wizard

      • Fixed fully played status sometimes not saving

    • Languages:

      • Updated translations via Crowdin


    Compatibility notes:


    These releases work on all versions of Java 7 onwards.

    The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.


Version 7.2.1 Version 7.2.0 Version 7.1.0
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • This release improves support for Panasonic and Samsung TVs, improves stability, improves the web interface, fixes many bugs and more!

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