Version 4.2.0 is released

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Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by SubJunk »


You can download it from the front page.

This release adds 3D subtitles support, improves support for renderers including Xbox One and Panasonic TVs, improves 3D video support, fixes bugs and more!

Changes since 4.1.3:
  • General:
    • Added support for automatic 2D to 3D subtitles conversion
    • Added renderer support for converting 3D video to a different 3D format
    • Added a new template renderer file "DefaultRenderer.conf" which contains all possible renderer config options (like PS3.conf did before)
    • Made cache recreation happen only when it has changed, instead of with every new release
    • FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for subtitle transcoding if there are embedded fonts, since FFmpeg can't use them
    • Improved video quality when transcoding via FFmpeg over wired networks
    • Improved language detection
    • Transcode instead of streaming videos when their bitrate is too high for the renderer
    • Updated tooltips
    • Fixed the cache not storing all data (thanks, taconaut!)
    • Fixed full-SBS 3D support via FFmpeg
    • Fixed not transcoding subtitles for renderers that can stream the file format but not with subtitles
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Samsung HT-E3 Series Blu-ray Home Entertainment Systems
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Philips TVs (thanks, ler0y!)
    • Improved support for Xbox One
    • Improved some renderer images
    • Formatted all renderer configs
    • Removed unnecessary (same as default) values from all renderer configs
  • Languages:
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to 20141014 builds, which:
      • Fixes a bug with subtitle parsing
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated InterFrame to 2.6.0, which:
      • Improves quality
      • Improves GPU support
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u25, which:
      • Improves security
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by Madoka »

Thanks for the new release!!
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by Wolfgan »

Thanks for the new release, impressive amount of new features!
-- UMS serving PS3, WDTV, Samsung H6400 + J5500 and Kalemsoft renderers! (no video transcoding but remuxing accepted :D )
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by sma76928 »

Hi, thanks for the new release.
i confirmed that LG web OS tvs still not working on transcoding mode.

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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by Kefran »

Thanks for the release!

Is there any way to disable ffmpeg scanning fonts when starting UMS when I have subs disabled?

It takes about 16 mins for ffmpeg to scan my fonts folder which contains 258 fonts. During this time my machine (Macbook Pro 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB | 10.9.5) is basically unusable. Given I always have subs disabled, it would be fantastic if the font scan could be disabled when subs are disabled.

Thanks again for all your effort with UMS. :D
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by jaapie18 »

Does this release play dts mkv video's on xbox one? I want to keep the dts track.
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by raprop »


Still persist problem with LG WebOS TV series.

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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by turbo78 »

What is exactly changed in support for Panasonic TV's?

I have a Panasonic ST50 plasma and have problems playing DVD ISO-s. Sometimes it lists the tracks inside the ISO but just jumps from one to another when clicking play on them, but sometimes it says it can not read even the ISO file... Is there a way to make it work?

Also have a problem with latest versions that I did not have before, that some bigger files (SBS or OU 3D movies, some 1080p movies) are played choppy, sometimes even display please wait during playback, and the buffer is not working... when i press PAUSE on the TV the buffer bar just runs up to a max level (200) and when it reaches te max point it just drops to 0. while the movie is still paused on the TV. If i press PLAY again, the movie starts playing but after a while it starts to drop again, the video and the audio just start to falter, but it keep in sync...

My comp is an Intel QuadCore Q9550 with 4GB RAM could that be the problem?
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by jaapie18 »

Okey i tested this version with the xbox one. MKV with ac3 track works, but dts won't work. IS there a way to fix this?
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Re: Version 4.2.0 is released

Post by ravenfaust »

How do you stream to the xbox one, can someone please explain?
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