Version 8.0.0 released

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SubJunk
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Version 8.0.0 released

Post by SubJunk » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:51 am

General:

You can download it from the front page or install it via Docker with:

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docker pull universalmediaserver/ums
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.

erick diangilis
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Re: Version 8.0.0 released

Post by erick diangilis » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:35 am

hi subjunk thanks for the release and also the others that worked to bring this software together. i've tested on the media player for the ps4 pro wich is currenctly on version 4.01 since this version came out i've been having trouble to run vídeos that have m2ts containeirs they run with slow downs sometimes at the beginning or in the middle i also noticed when this happens my laptop memory usage grows a lot and the fan starts to kick in. but only happens in this case the other things that have here like movies, tv series, music vídeos, photos they mostly run pretty fine. besides this i had no trouble to download the file from the website, the transcoding Works well most of the time the sound quality is very good and the playback quality wired gigabit is also pretty good. :D


thanks again and keep up with the good work have a nice weekend.

Toregev
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Re: Version 8.0.0 released

Post by Toregev » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:03 am

Can I enquire as to why engine names were moved to the front of a file name instead of the end of a file name? This really screws up file order in a folder which has different file types in it which some need to be transcoded and others not. This is my only issue with this release, everything else works wonderfully.

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