UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility.

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Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo, VLC and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats.

Supported Devices:

  • AC Ryan PlayOn!HD
  • Apple iPhone
  • Asus O!Play
  • Brite-view CinemaTube
  • DirecTV HR
  • Freebox HD
  • LG Smart TV Upgrader
  • LG TVs
  • Nokia N900
  • Panasonic TVs
  • Philips Net TV
  • Philips Streamium
  • Popcorn Hour
  • Samsung TVs
  • Sharp TVs
  • Sony TVs
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Vizio Smart TVs
  • XBMC Media Center
  • Yamaha A/V receivers
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPod
  • Boxee
  • D-Link DSM
  • Freecom MusicPal
  • Google Android
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • OPPO Blu-ray players
  • Philips Aurea
  • Philips PFL
  • Pioneer Kuro
  • Realtek media players
  • Samsung smart phones
  • Showtime
  • Sony Blu-ray players
  • Sony A/V receivers
  • Sony Network Media Players
  • Western Digital WD TV Live
  • Xtreamer

What's New:

General:

  • Added option InternalSubtitlesSupported to renderer configs for greater control over file compatibility
  • Added option "Force external subtitles"
  • Added the option "Use embedded style" to FFmpeg instead of just MEncoder
  • Fixed a bug with the adaptive bitrate setting GUI
  • Fixed bugs with subtitles not being loaded
  • Fixed displaying the Windows-specific "prevent operating system from sleeping" option on other operating systems
  • Fixed FFmpeg sometimes sending too many audio channels
  • Fixed FFmpeg using a bitrate too high for audio transcoding

Languages:

  • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)

External Components:

  • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-07-16, which:
  • Improves support for many containers and codecs
  • Fixes bugs