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Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:01 am

General:

You can download it from the front page.

This release has a design facelift, adds a new "Plugin Management" tab, adds and improves support for Sony, Panasonic and Android devices, and fixes so many bugs it's blowing my mind! ;)


Changes since 1.6.0:

  • General:
    • Design facelift
    • Added support for more file archive formats (7-Zip, gzip and tar)
    • Improved DVD and ISO support
    • Fixed ASS/SSA subtitle position when using overscan compensation
    • Fixed a rare bug where videos played at half-speed
    • Updated JRE auto-download to 7u9 (latest)
    • Admin permissions notifications work on Windows 8 (before they only worked on 7 and Vista)
    • Fixed the FFmpeg Audio engine
    • Updated English settings/descriptions
    • Made some log messages more descriptive
    • MEncoder's "A/V sync alternative method" option is applied correctly again
    • Fixed error while loading iPhoto library
    • Updated many program dependencies to benefit from many bugfixes
    • Fixed bug where disabled engines would be picked
    • Updated links on the Help page
    • Made renderer config layouts more synchronised
    • Added a button to uninstall the Windows service
    • Removed fontconfig from MEncoder for Mac OSX for improved subs compatibility
    • Made names in the transcode folder shorter by removing redundant information
    • The user preference to hide file extensions is applied to the transcode folder subfolder names
  • External components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB42, which:
      • Runs faster
      • Improves audio/video sync
      • Faster handling of ASS/SSA subtitles
      • Improves DVD support
    • Updated FFmpeg to SB3, which:
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Fixes other bugs
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.61, which:
      • Fixes MKV framerate detection bug
      • Fixes E-AC-3 duration detection bug
      • More reliable DTS bitrate detection
    • Updated Java Service Wrapper to 3.5.15, which:
      • Improves Windows permissions handling
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Sony Bravia HX800 TVs (thanks, lelin!)
    • Enabled streaming more file formats to Android devices
    • Improved DivX support on Panasonic devices (thanks, ExSport!)
  • Plugin Management:
    • Created new "Plugin Management" tab
    • Added button to edit the plugin credential file
    • Improved plugin installation process
    • Added button to reload available plugin list
    • Updated author column of plugin installer to include maintainers
    • Added "version" column to plugin installer
  • Languages:
    • Turkish flag added for the transcode folder
    • Updated settings labels for all languages


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 it is in ProgramData/UMS/.

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


Thanks:

The PMS developers.
glebb for building the OS X version.
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby Phonism » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:06 am

I've been running 1.6.0 since release, and it's been rock solid! Can't wait to try out the big 2.0.0 :D Thank you so much, SubJunk, your work is highly appreciated and the UMS is used every single day! Thank you!
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:53 am

Thanks, Phonism, it means a lot :)
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby S7eele » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:38 pm

Most excellent! Can't wait to wipe my install clean and start over with this version. I'm hoping it will clear up some bugs with a plugin or two that I think I created when updating to the last version. Anyway, your work is appreciated as always.

Peace!
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby sIM » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:19 pm

awsome -> i allways look forward to updates
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby Phonism » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:28 am

I upgraded last night, just uninstalled 1.6.0 first. It runs smoothly, and I really enjoy the new interface and icons, makes it feel really fresh! I dont use any plugins, but it keeps playing what I throw at it. Great job! :D
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:31 am

Thanks for the feedback guys :)
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby S7eele » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:01 pm

I deleted my first post cuz I tend to write too much. (If you saw it u know what I mean) Not sure if this means anything or not but thought I would toss it up here and let the smart people decide. The first couple lines of the debug.log created upon running UMS after executing the 2.0 installer and choosing to run the application at the last install screen:

DEBUG 2012-11-04 16:15:50.841 [main] error killing old proc java.io.FileNotFoundException: pms.pid (The system cannot find the file specified)
DEBUG 2012-11-04 16:15:51.324 [main] My PID is 3956
INFO 2012-11-04 16:16:18.812 [main] An invalid plugin was ignored

It went back to what I recognize from previous releases with the next line:

INFO 2012-11-04 16:16:37.532 [main] Starting Universal Media Server 2.0.0

There was also a pms.pid file in the UMS directory which contained the PID number shown in the log above. If I don't hear otherwise I will assume I am reporting the obvious to you and feel stupid.

Thanks as always.
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby SubJunk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi S7eele, thanks for reporting it. This is normal behaviour but please don't feel stupid, it is good to check :)
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Re: Version 2.0.0 is released

Postby S7eele » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Thanks man. I came back real quick because I had to say WOW! Looks very nice so far. Definitely looks like you put some serious work into it.

Peace!
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