Universal Media Server

Universal Media Server 8.1.0

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. It was originally based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath.

Download options:
Freeware
Windows/macOS/Linux
90.7 MB
14,265
4.6 13 votes

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 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

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