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Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby SubJunk » Thu May 16, 2013 10:38 am

General:

This release has many new features like video resuming, configuration wizard, filename prettifying, 5.1 audio output for Xbox, automatic transcoding quality adjustment, better transcoding quality, more complete subtitle support for FFmpeg, better iTunes integration and more!


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Windows
Linux
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Changes since 2.6.4:

  • General:
    • Added internal subtitle support to FFmpeg
    • Added subtitle seeking support to FFmpeg
    • Added subtitle styling (fontconfig) support to FFmpeg
    • Added "Prettify filenames" feature, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
    • Added configuration wizard to simplify common things like network configuration
    • Added an option to hide/show advanced options, hopefully making things less confusing/daunting for most users
    • Added VLC video transcoding (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
    • Added new options to iTunes library browsing: Browse by Artist, Album and Genre
    • Added the ability to resume videos after closing the program, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
    • Transcoding quality automatically adjusts for content and network speed by default, allowing wireless users an easier experience
    • Improved memory defaults on Windows
    • Improved video transcoding quality by default
    • Improved audio transcoding quality in FFmpeg by default
    • Fixed memory leaks
    • Added tooltips to several options to make them clearer
    • OS X build runs optimized Java 7 code
  • Renderers:
    • Xbox 360 supports 5.1 audio
    • Faster transcoding on Xbox 360
    • Added profile for Samsung D7000 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Added English (UK) to the list of languages
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, Alfredo Ramos and uman2k!)


Upgrade Notes:

For all versions:
Some configuration options for 3.x are not compatible with the 2.x releases, so it may be wise to make a backup of your 2.x configuration.
It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. Windows users can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby sighless » Thu May 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Is the new media function working in 3.0 alpha?
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby SharkHunter » Thu May 16, 2013 11:20 pm

Nope not yet. It is almost done but it's not merged yet.
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby Dosageko » Fri May 17, 2013 5:45 am

on every update after UMS was scanning the folders the database hs2 file is 2 x bigger.. after closing UMS the database file is empty and i need to recreate the cache database.
why is this? is there a way to use the cache database from older versions? i know sometimes the code for the database is changed and in this case older database files cant be used anymore.. but i get this on every update..
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby R9deLima » Fri May 17, 2013 7:20 am

I just have one quick question. Not sure if its a silly one or not. Does the play resume feature only apply to media that's streaming from a hard drive (ie...my PC library)? Or will will it also work for streams running off xbmc-jumpy or channel plugins? Thanks.
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby randomhalt » Fri May 17, 2013 10:07 am

Getting black screen when trying to resume on xbox 360.
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby SharkHunter » Fri May 17, 2013 6:58 pm

Added a loooong text about resume (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=925)
Short answer it should work on jumpy and channels (I know it works on channels I'll release an update shortly to make it even better)...
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby R9deLima » Sat May 18, 2013 5:56 am

Awesome! Thanks Shark Hunter!
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby Madoka » Mon May 20, 2013 4:44 pm

Been trying out a1 and a2.

When using FFmpeg with .srt subtitles, the subtitles are white and do not respect the color I've chosen in UMS, which MEncoder does.

Also, I can't get FFmpeg and .ass subtitles to work. No combination of settings in the FFmpeg page will get it to display .ass subs which work fine in MEncoder.
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Re: Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

Postby SharkHunter » Mon May 20, 2013 6:47 pm

Yes we know that the subs don't respect the color you choose when using ffmpeg. But this is a tradeoff right now. Either colors or weird text on your screen (for example the note symbol is not correctly displayed). We choose to start with ensuring that the text is correct then we'll focus on adding subs colors etc.
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