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Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:39 am
by SubJunk
General:

Welcome to our first alpha v10 release! Alpha in this case means it may not be stable or have all of its features yet. We hope to get feedback from you about it.

This release focuses on providing more dynamic features to let you filter and sort your media in useful ways, and some big improvements to the web interface. A full list of changes is in our wiki here, and some features are described briefly in the features section of this website.

There has been a lot of work put into v10 and I would particularly like to thank our team members js-kyle, valib and polygirl for their work and testing efforts. We now have an API for the new metadata features in V10 powered by TypeScript, Node.js and MongoDB. Just as we welcome contributions to the UMS program on GitHub, we also welcome ideas and contributions to this API which can be found on here on GitHub.

We have also released 9.8.3 which improves support for some devices, subtitles, web streams, symlinks, and more! All of the changes from 9.8.3 are also in 10.0.0-a1.

We wish you happy holidays and hope you enjoy these updates!

Download:

Downloads for Windows, macOS and Linux, and commands for Docker and Homebrew are available on our download page or from our official mirrors.


Changes in 10.0.0-a1 from 9.8.3
  • DLNA browsing:
    • When browsing a TV show in the Media Library, all videos across all seasons are visible.
    • There are two new folders within the Movies and TV Shows folders - Filter by Progress and Filter by Information.
    • Filter by Progress contains the Watched and Unwatched folders which used to sit within the Videos folder in the Media Library
    • Filter by Information lets you filter the videos by a new rich metadata set (actors, genres, country, director, genre, IMDb rating, release date).
    • Alongside that is a similar folder Filter by Information which lets you filter the videos by API metadata (actors, genres, etc.)
    • New folders Recently Added, Recently Played, In Progress and Most Played are in the Media Library
  • Web interface:
    • Added breadcrumbs at the top of each page
    • When in the TV Shows area of the Media Library, the TV shows themselves are shown as thumbnails, with covers from the API
    • When browsing a TV show, a movie, or a TV episode, any API metadata is displayed along with a large cover image, including actors, awards, classification, country, directors, genres, plot, ratings, year, and total seasons.
    • On those pages above, the colors on the pages are based on the cover image
    • Clicking on an individual actor, country, director, genre, or start year, takes you to a list of other media that matches that metadata
    • The last few items in the Recently Added, Recently Played, In Progress and Most Played folders are displayed on the front page
    • Each TV show and movie has an IMDb icon and direct link if one is found
    • Folder and media covers are shown
    • Fixed bugs with the Back button
    • Version has moved to the settings menu
    • Minor design updates
  • General:
    • API is enabled even without filename prettifying
    • Failed API lookups are debounced by 1 week to avoid network spam
    • Changed prettified season/episode number formatting from Series - 101 - Episode to Series S01E01 - Episode
    • Fixed some bugs with prettifying to support more files
    • Added support for audio playlist thumbnails (thanks, sf666!)
    • Playlist folders are correctly identified via UPnP (thanks, sf666!)
  • Dependency updates:
    • Bump jQuery from 1.12.0 to 3.5.1
    • Bump video.js from 7.2.3 to 7.10.1

Changes in 9.8.3 from 9.8.2
  • General:
    • Added option to allow symlinked files to be treat as their real target file (thanks, SurfaceS!)
    • Fixed handling of web streams while transcoding with VLC (thanks, fu2x!)
    • Fixed support for subtitles with some user and renderer config combinations
    • Fixed renderer configuration change-detection not always working (thanks, fu2x!)
    • Fixed various errors on the web interface (thanks, SurfaceS!)
    • Fixed all code lint and enforce it in GitHub Actions
    • Fixed sending empty MusicBrainz requests
    • Fixed sending unnecessary network requests
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia XF series
    • Improved support for Yamaha A/V receivers
    • Improved detection of VLC for desktop
  • Translation updates via Crowdin:
    • Chinese (Traditional) (100%)
    • Czech (100%)
  • Dependencies:
    • Bump assertj-core from 3.18.0 to 3.18.1
    • Bump com.sun.xml.bind-version from 3.0.0-M5 to 3.0.0
    • Bump icu4j from 68.1 to 68.2
    • Bump maven-pmd-plugin from 3.13.0 to 3.14.0
    • Bump MediaInfo to 20.09
    • Bump oshi-core from 5.3.4 to 5.3.7
    • Bump saaj-impl from 1.5.2 to 2.0.0
    • Bump twelvemonkeys-imageio-version from 3.6 to 3.6.1

Operating system support:
  • Windows 7+, and limited support for Windows XP and Vista
  • macOS 10.10+
  • Docker

Re: Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:52 pm
by sdabrams3
Thank you for version 9.8.3 significantly better support for Samsung Q800T 8K television; no longer have to transcode nearly everything. Files are now playing natively.
Is it possible to bring up the UMS web version through the Samsung Web Browser? Would like to take advantage of thumbnails and file details.
Thank you for the latest update

Scott Abrams

Re: Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:16 pm
by SubJunk
sdabrams3 wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Thank you for version 9.8.3 significantly better support for Samsung Q800T 8K television; no longer have to transcode nearly everything. Files are now playing natively.
Is it possible to bring up the UMS web version through the Samsung Web Browser? Would like to take advantage of thumbnails and file details.
Thank you for the latest update

Scott Abrams
Thanks for your kind words, I'm glad your TV is working better now :) I don't know what video formats Samsung browsers support, but you can try it. You can get the address by clicking on "Web interface" in the program, and then you should be able visit that address on any device on that same network

Re: Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:45 pm
by pipin
Woohooo, early christmas it is. ;)

Thanks guys and congratulation for the new fresh look of the website.

Downloading und testing now.

Re: Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:56 pm
by pipin
10.0.0-a1 is so far working fine without glitches.

Re: Versions 9.8.3 and 10.0.0-a1 released

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:18 pm
by SubJunk
pipin wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:56 pm
10.0.0-a1 is so far working fine without glitches.
Thanks pipin for your feedback, happy holidays to you and yours!