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Version history for Universal Media Server (64-bit)

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Changes for v8.1.0 - v8.2.0

  • 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
  • Notes:
  • Java Runtime Environment 8 is strongly recommended. Newer versions may cause problems. Use a standalone version if you do not want to have Java installed.
  • The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.



Changes for v8.0.1 - v8.1.0

  • General:
  • This release improves performance, support for LG TVs and Samsung soundbars, and fixes bugs
  • 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



Changes for v7.9.0 - v8.0.1

  • General:
  • This release is the combination of 3 major changes, each of which could've had its own major release, the earliest of which was started in 2016, and several smaller ones.
  • It has been a huge effort and is one of the largest code changes we have ever done, which hopefully will result in easier and more stable functionality for subtitles, with more control available over the information displayed, and hundreds of bugs fixed along the way.
  • The Navigation/Share Settings tab has also been split into the new Shared Content tab, which has a new section for Web content which adds a user interface for managing web streams and feeds.
  • The third major change is hugely important and greatly improves the memory management of the program, so where before some users with huge libraries were running out of memory over time, now that should not happen.
  • For details about the other changes in this huge release, see the changelogs below - one for the changes since v7, and the other for the changes since the v8 Release Candidate.
  • Huge thanks to valib, skeptical and Nadahar for massive contributions to this release. You guys really put in major effort for years and now we get to enjoy the results.
  • 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
  • Changes since 8.0.0-RC1
  • General:
  • Improved reliability when using "Defer to MEncoder" option
  • 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
  • Fixed some broken Media Library queries
  • Fixed music info (artist, album, genre, album artist, and year) not being saved to the resource or database
  • 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
  • Notes:
  • These releases work on all versions of Java 7 onwards.
  • The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.
  • We noticed a bug with the macOS installer where sometimes it failed to update the version, so we have stopped releasing that for now. The macOS releases are back to being disk images by default.
  • This post covers the release of both 8.0.0 and 8.0.1, since they were released closely together.
  • This release includes an update to the database, which will mean the initial startup scan will take longer the first time it runs. It will be much faster on subsequent scans.



Changes for v7.7.1 - v7.9.0

  • 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
  • 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



Changes for v7.7.0 - v7.7.1

  • 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



Changes for v7.6.2 - v7.7.0

  • 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!)
  • 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



Changes for v7.6.0 - v7.6.2

  • Fixed broken browsing on some devices
  • 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



Changes for v7.5.0 - v7.6.0

  • This is a big release with code contributions from 13 developers, and involvement from many more people for pre-release testing, translations, etc.
  • It adds support for Samsung native resuming feature, major improvements to the web interface accessibility, speed, stability, format support, and more!
  • Soon we will be start our 8.0.0 pre-release cycle, which usually involves releasing alpha/beta versions so we can get feedback on the new features and any bugs before the full release.
  • This one will be centered around web feeds like podcasts and web streaming.
  • We will continue to release 7.x.x builds in parallel with bugfixes and minor updates, so please continue to report any bugs you find. We are really focusing on stability lately and will continue to.



Changes for v7.3.1 - v7.5.0

  • This release improves the GUI, adds support and recognition for new renderers, fixes many bugs (particularly on macOS), and more!
  • Soon we will be start our 8.0.0 pre-release cycle, which usually involves releasing alpha/beta versions so we can get feedback on the new features and any bugs before the full release.
  • This one will be centered around web feeds like podcasts and web streaming.
  • We will continue to release 7.x.x builds in parallel with bugfixes and minor updates, so please continue to report any bugs you find. We are really focusing on stability lately and will continue to.
  • 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



Changes for v7.3.0 - v7.3.1

  • This release fixes a lot of bugs we found based on user feedback, and updates translations.



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