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:

  • Made videos start faster sometimes when using FFmpeg
  • Improved accuracy when parsing rare files
  • Improved folder population speed
  • Fixed x264 transcoding when using recent versions of MEncoder
  • Fixed Windows Java 6 versions trying to update to Java 7

Renderers:

  • Fixed external subtitle streaming support on Samsung TVs

Languages:

  • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
  • Updated Spanish translation

External Components:

  • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB59, which:
    • Fixes decoding of PGS subtitles
    • Improves support for many containers and codecs
    • Improves 3D compatibility on some devices
    • Fixes bugs
  • Updated Netty to 3.9.4, which:
    • Improves security
    • Fixes bugs
    • Improves memory use