Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

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SubJunk
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Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by SubJunk » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:39 pm

General:

This release adds automatic bitrate adjustments to match network speed, searching via web interface, improves web interface display especially on smart phones, improves support for many devices and files, fixes many bugs and more!


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Changes since 4.0.0-a1:
  • General:
    • Added option to automatically adjust the maximum bandwidth by measuring the speed of the connection to the devices
    • Added searching to the web interface
    • Added and improved documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions, OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and KeepAspectRatio)
    • Added "Random" file sorting option
    • Added tooltips to more options in the GUI
    • Added option to use PsPing on Windows to make network speed estimates more accurate (ping_path)
    • Added renderer option LimitFolders to specify whether the renderer has a folder limit or not
    • Added searching to each folder
    • Improved web interface display, especially on mobile devices
    • Improved changing settings via web interface
    • Removed the folder limit from the web interface
    • Made more strings translatable
    • Fixed a bug with filename prettifying
    • Made the renderer setting KeepAspectRatio more reliable
    • Renamed the renderer option OverrideVideoFilter to OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter
    • Fixed incorrect aspect ratios being cached
    • Fixed bugs with FFmpeg subtitles
    • Fixed a bug with adding files
    • Fixed ignored renderers
    • Fixed performing unnecessary speed checks
    • Fixed a bug with the Recently Played folder
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices
    • Improved aspect ratios on Sony Bravia EX TVs
  • External Components:
    • Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.4
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB58, which:
      • Improves H.265 support
      • Improves buffer allocation
      • Makes seeking more accurate
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.7

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by pipin » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:57 pm

Great work. Subtitles work with ffmpeg and my Samsung UE48H6600 now. :D
Regards,
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Devices used with UMS : - Windows 10 PC, Samsung UE32 F4580SS, Samsung UE48H6600

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Wolfgan » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29 am

Thanks a lot for the new release.
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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Kreeker » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:59 am

This has probably been answered before, but I couldn't find it. It looks like you are continuing to build version 3 along with version 4; what is the difference?

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Wolfgan » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:19 am

Kreeker wrote:This has probably been answered before, but I couldn't find it. It looks like you are continuing to build version 3 along with version 4; what is the difference?
This is a beta version, previous one was alpha. It runs along 3.6.x which is the stable branch, until 4.x becomes stable.
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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Madoka » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:59 am

Thanks for the new test release!

If you have ps_ping set and you do not check "Use Automatic Bandwidth", does UMS no longer ping the device for an estimated speed?

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by SharkHunter » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:37 am

Madoka wrote:Thanks for the new test release!

If you have ps_ping set and you do not check "Use Automatic Bandwidth", does UMS no longer ping the device for an estimated speed?
Correct. Device pinging is now off but there are two ways to enable it.
1) Set Use Automatic Bandwidth, this has the side effect that you use adaptive bitrates.
2) Set "speed_debug=true" in your UMS.conf. This will only do the ping and if you have ps_ping set it will use ps_ping.
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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by tazz » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:07 am

I am wondering why Chromecast.conf in this version still does not contain the changes as documented in:
https://github.com/UniversalMediaServer ... r/pull/300
e.g. missing entry: MimeTypesChanges = video/mpeg=video/mp4
I need to update Chromecast.conf manually; otherwise Bubbleupnp does not work and I don't want to use Bubbleupnp server transcoding.
Anymore update on the mediainfo issue? Thanks

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Kefran » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:16 am

Hey guys, any chance of an OSX Java-7 version soon (Optimus?)?

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Re: Version 4.0.0-b1 is released

Post by Optimus_prime » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:36 pm

My apologies for the missing Java 7 (OS-X) version, My wife just had our second child and to top it off the machine i normally build all those releases is not in the same country as me right now. Next week it will be out, Sorry for the delay.
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