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Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:24 pm

General:

You can download it from the front page.

This release adds support for 4 new renderers, adds muxing and many improvements to FFmpeg, improves security and a lot more!
Note: This release requires Java 7 to be installed. It will not run on Java 6.


Changes since 2.4.2:

  • General:
    • Updated layout on the Transcoding Settings tab
    • Improved aspect ratio handling on Panasonic and Sony TVs
    • Enabled ASS/SSA subtitle support on Linux by default
    • Now compiled with Java 7
    • Optimized code for Java 7
    • The installer only tells Windows to run UMS at startup on new installs or if the user has specified it in UMS
    • Added RTMP support to FFmpeg Web Video engine
    • Fixed fontconfig support on OS X
    • FFmpeg can transcode to x264 with the renderer option TranscodeVideo=H264TSAC3
    • FFmpeg supports video muxing
    • Made muxing more reliable
    • Improved audio sync in FFmpeg
    • Improved FFmpeg buffering
    • Bandwidth limit is more accurate with FFmpeg
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for KalemSoft Media Player on BlackBerry PlayBook devices
    • Added support for Netgear NeoTV
    • Added support for Telstra T-Box
    • Added support for Yamaha RX-3900
    • Improved support for Sony Blu-ray players
  • Languages:
    • Made languages more consistent with eachother
    • Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
    • Changed default audio/subtitles language priority for English users, which:
      • Disables subtitles when audio is English, otherwise look for English subtitles, prioritizing external before internal subtitles
    • Added language flags for Arabic, Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Serbian and Vietnamese
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows and Linux to SB8, which:
      • Increases x264 encoding speed
    • Updated InterFrame to 2.5.0, which:
      • Improves scene-change detection
      • Minimizes artifacts
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u17, which:
      • Fixes serious security holes
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.62


Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:
It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users you can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

For all versions:
It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby Optimus_prime » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:20 pm

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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby kuroukage » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:41 pm

Wow, major update. I'm very impressed with all the changes. Thanks SubJunk. Keep up the good work. :)
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby escortgoj » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:42 pm

nice to see such a dynamic project. I got some issues, though. Since 2.5 got this message error (ubuntu 12.04 64x)....never had any befor...maybe it could help debugging...this happens when I lounch ums from UMS.sh:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: net/pms/PMS : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:634)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:142)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:277)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:73)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:212)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:321)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:266)
Could not find the main class: net.pms.PMS. Program will exit.

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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:57 am

escortgoj, are you running JRE 7?
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby sleeper42 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:58 am

awesome! looking forward to testing this out. I just installed 2.4.2 the other day, but had bad A/V sync issues. I did some searching and found that FFmpeg is better to use than MEncoder? I'm hoping 2.5 does the trick. Thanks!
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby sujayt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:33 am

This update sounds fantastic. TSMuxer has had issues on OS X for the longest time, so great to hear that ffmpeg now has muxing functionality. Eagerly looking forward to the Mac version going up.
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby jazbaws » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm

I just updated from the previous version which worked great. Now I'm getting a
"Java Virtual Machine Launcher"
Could not find main class:net.pms.PMS. Program will exit.

Thanks for all the hard work despite a few set backs ^_^
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm

This version requires Java 7 :)
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Re: Version 2.5.0 is released

Postby jazbaws » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:35 pm

SubJunk wrote:This version requires Java 7 :)


Well I guess if I would have looked more on the site and at the top of this post I would have seen that... :oops: Updated and works great once more ^_^ Thanks!
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