Universal Media Server
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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
What's New
Version 3.5.0:
  • General:
    • Added a reminder at the end of the configuration wizard about optionally setting shared folders
    • Added an option to run the configuration wizard on the next program start
    • Added the ability to specify folders to ignore (folders_ignored in UMS.conf)
    • Made the program icon look better in some situations (added more resolutions)
    • Expanded filename prettifying
    • Fixed OpenSubtitles support
    • Improved stability of packing debug files
    • Improved readme file
    • Improved speed
    • Cleaned some renderer configs
    • Increased the safety of using -ac, -ab and -c:a in the CustomFFmpegOptions string in renderer configs
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for DirecTV and Samsung phones when using FFmpeg
  • Languages:
    • Updated English
  • External Components:
    • Updated h2database to 1.3.175, which:
      • Improves stability
      • Updated Logback to 1.1.1
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB56, which:
      • Improves DVD support
      • Fixes encoding sometimes finishing too soon
      • Improves stability
      • Improves support for the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
      • Improves support for the following audio codecs: DTS
      • Improves support for the following containers: Matroska, MOV, OGG
      • Adds x265 encoding support
      • Improves audio sync
      • MPEG-4 adheres more strictly to spec limits
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.0, which:
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.6, which:
      • Improves stability
Version 3.5.0:
  • General:
    • Added a reminder at the end of the configuration wizard about optionally setting shared folders
    • Added an option to run the configuration wizard on the next program start
    • Added the ability to specify folders to ignore (folders_ignored in UMS.conf)
    • Made the program icon look better in some situations (added more more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Quiiick commented on 26 Feb 2014
I have several media servers, including UMS, on my Mac. Since upgrading to MacOS X 10.9.2 earlier today, none of them finds my PS3 renderer anymore! Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
[Version 3.4.2]

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Quiiick replied on 24 Mar 2014
Update: After rebooting my router, everything works fine again.
Phew ...
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Macs-Pain reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
Unfortunately not working.
I'm using the same settings as with PS3 Media Server but no chance to get a connection or even find the PS3.
PS3 Media Server still runs perfect, so no need to use this.
[Version 3.3.0]


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JCH2 commented on 29 Nov 2013
I will refrain from rating this for the time being, as I was unable to rig it for access via media players throughout the household network or even on the machine in which it was installed. It shows promise, but...

At present it is in no position to compare itself to XBMC, Plex, or both used interactively across clients and servers on the same network. It has a long way to go for user friendliness, convenience, interface organization / design, navigation, etc.

It is a promising concept for a cross-platform world... but the promise is far from being fulfilled.
[Version 3.1.2.1]


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+10
Eddiemp commented on 29 Nov 2013
Nice to see a replacement for ps3mediaserver. BUT, this one seems to require JavaRuntime 6 ...
My 10.9 mac runs JavaRuntime 7 !
Please rebuild this one for Java 7 ?
[Version 3.1.2.1]

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Phaseangle replied on 30 Nov 2013
software update should automatically install java 6
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Eddiemp replied on 30 Nov 2013
Why should I install java 6 if I allready have java 7 on my system ?
In the "other downloads" section I found a 10.9 java 7 install which works fine .
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RavenNevermore replied on 02 Dec 2013
You can, and should, have Java 6 and 7 installed. That's for situations like this. I have both.
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Mikael B replied on 07 Dec 2013
The Java 7 JVM can execute java 6 bytecode so why would you need java 6 just for this one?

"Java has binary backward compatibility. This means that if you have a program that has been compiled for and is running with Java SE 6, it will also run on a Java SE 7 JVM. Java SE 7 is strongly compatible with previous versions of the Java platform. Almost all existing programs should run on Java SE 7 without modification. However, there are some minor potential incompatibilities in the JRE and JDK that involve rare circumstances and "corner cases" that are documented here for completeness: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/compatibility-417013.html#incompatibilities."

Henrik Stahl, Oracle
https://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/entry/migrating_from_java_se_6

This is a corner case, is it? Really?

Java 8 is a reality now.
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RavenNevermore replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Mikael B, "The Java 7 JVM can execute java 6 byte code so why would you need java 6 just for this one?"

Because some software looks at the java version and won't run. I don't know that this one does. Because I've never used it. But I did have that issue with some Java apps in the past. That's why I can install both 6 and 7. The Java control panel used to allow you to select which one to use, and in which order to use them.
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+75
Mikael B replied on 07 Dec 2013
This is from april: "[Testers Required] UMS Running on Java 7" http://www.universalmediaserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=866
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+15

Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

[Version 3.5.0]



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Quiiick rated on 08 Mar 2014

[Version 3.4.2]


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License:Free
Date:19 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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