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TVersity -> Version History

This is the version history page for TVersity, showing the last 20 software updates. 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.

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