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Universal Media Server for Mac

DLNA-compliant UPnP media server.

Free
In English
2.8
Based on 8 user rates

Universal Media Server overview

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP media server. It is based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. It is actually an evolution of the "SubJunk Build" of PMS. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. A list of device support and a comparison of popular media servers is available here.

What’s new in version 13.8.1

General
  • Fixed transcoding on renderers with MediaInfo=false
  • Added ability to add end-to-end web browser tests on Chrome, Firefox and Safari via Playwright
  • Improved logging detail and test coverage (thanks, @Priyanka-GD!)
  • Made server tests not run when only front-end code has changed
Translation updates via Crowdin
  • English (UK) (49%) (thanks, Pete Russell!)
  • Estonian (13%) (thanks, Avernys!)
  • French (100%) (thanks, @Fredo1650!)
  • Romanian (48%) (thanks, Bogdan Ungureanu!)
  • Spanish (61%) (thanks, Diego León Giraldo Gómez!)
Dependencies
  • Bump FFmpeg to 6.1
  • Bump Java to 17.0.9+11
  • Bump MediaInfo to 23.10
  • Lock file maintenance
  • Update dependency @testing-library/jest-dom to v6.1.5
  • Update dependency @testing-library/react to v14.1.2
  • Update dependency @types/jest to v29.5.11
  • Update dependency @types/lodash to v4.14.202
  • Update dependency @types/node to v18.18.13
  • Update dependency @types/react to v18.2.40
  • Update dependency @types/react-color to v3.0.10
  • Update dependency @types/videojs-hls-quality-selector to v1.1.3
  • Update dependency axios to v1.6.2
  • Update dependency ch.qos.logback:logback-classic to v1.4.12
  • Update dependency com.drewnoakes:metadata-extractor to v2.19.0
  • Update dependency com.fasterxml.jackson.core:jackson-databind to v2.16.0
  • Update dependency com.github.eirslett:frontend-maven-plugin to v1.14.2
  • Update dependency com.github.oshi:oshi-core to v6.4.8
  • Update dependency com.ibm.icu:icu4j to v74
  • Update dependency com.puppycrawl.tools:checkstyle to v10.12.5
  • Update dependency com.sun.xml.messaging.saaj:saaj-impl to v3.0.3
  • Update dependency com.zaxxer:hikaricp to v5.1.0
  • Update dependency commons-io:commons-io to v2.15.1
  • Update dependency eslint to v8.54.0
  • Update dependency org.apache.commons:commons-lang3 to v3.14.0
  • Update dependency org.apache.commons:commons-text to v1.11.0
  • Update dependency org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-checkstyle-plugin to v3.3.1
  • Update dependency org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin to v3.2.2
  • Update dependency org.codehaus.mojo:exec-maven-plugin to v3.1.1
  • Update dependency react-router-dom to v6.20.1
  • Update junit5 monorepo to v5.10.1
  • Update react monorepo
  • Update twelvemonkeys-imageio-version to v3.10.1
  • Update typescript-eslint monorepo to v6.12.0
  • Update yarn to v3.7.0
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Universal Media Server for Mac

Free
In English
Version 13.8.1
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 24 2021
10.8.0
2.0
Jul 24 2021
2.0
Version: 10.8.0
The BIG problem here is that the software requires Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Microsoft screwed up, and continues to screw up UPnP by allowing it to have WAN (Wide Area Network) access. That's BAD! UPnP must ONLY be used within a LAN, period. If you give it WAN access you WILL BE HACKED. UPnP is perfectly benign on a LAN. But with WAN access (check in your router!) UPnP is a MALWARE MAGNET! Hackers are constantly pinging every IP address on the planet for open UPnP ports. Upon finding them, they TAKE OVER you network. That's how lousy, insecure and stupid UPnP is over the WAN. Don't do it. - - Turn OFF UPnP if your router forces you give it WAN access. Turn It OFF!
riquez
riquez
Mar 22 2020
9.3.0
1.0
Mar 22 2020
1.0
Version: 9.3.0
UMS works, but is extremely troublesome. Mostly I can play 1 movie or tv show & then it wont work & the computer will need a restart before it will work again. This has been the case with this software since it came out, its barely usable & there are so many options & prefs, but its all worthless when the basic function is so poor. PS3 media server, its predecessor worked flawlessly & I never had an issue with it.
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Feb 25 2020
9.3.0
1.0
Feb 25 2020
1.0
Version: 9.3.0
Wanted to give it another try after years of not working. Now even the .dmg does not open. xD PS3 Media Server still is the better choice after all those years...
Atalantia
Atalantia
Apr 12 2019
8.0.1
4.0
Apr 12 2019
4.0
Version: 8.0.1
I dont know but the only reliable version that runs on my 10.13.6 is UMS 6.8.0 Also that it isn't possible to start minimized on UMS 8.0.1 I do not really like.
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Jan 23 2018
6.7.1
1.0
Jan 23 2018
1.0
Version: 6.7.1
Never worked. PS3 Media Server, which is quite the same but no longer updated for years STILL works like a charm...
mrogov
mrogov
Aug 8 2021
10.8.2
1.0
Aug 8 2021
1.0
Version: 10.8.2
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 24 2021
10.8.0
2.0
Jul 24 2021
2.0
Version: 10.8.0
subjunk
subjunk
Jun 29 2020
5.0
Jun 29 2020
5.0
Version: null
riquez
riquez
Mar 22 2020
1.0
Mar 22 2020
1.0
Version: null
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Feb 25 2020
1.0
Feb 25 2020
1.0
Version: null
Atalantia
Atalantia
Apr 12 2019
4.0
Apr 12 2019
4.0
Version: null
Lookky
Lookky
Feb 11 2017
4.0
Feb 11 2017
4.0
Version: null
Quiiick
Quiiick
Apr 30 2014
4.0
Apr 30 2014
4.0
Version: null