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SubJunk
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Latest updates

Post by SubJunk » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:54 pm

Got a few announcements here so I'll do them all in one post to avoid spamming :)

Update 1:
UMS is now available from 2 more mirrors; SourceForge and VideoHelp.
The SourceForge page is being maintained by our forum moderator Optimus_Prime, thanks Optimus!
I'm not sure how we got on VideoHelp but I've been using that website for years so it's a real honour to make it onto there.

Update 2:
The website is now running through Google PageSpeed which means it should be loading much faster for everyone around the world, especially those who are far away from my server since you are now loading the website from a Google server close to you. Thanks, Google!

Update 3:
I updated the About page so it lists all of the devices we support. We have at least 2 more devices on the way (Sony Home Cinema and VideoWeb TV) but for now the About page is accurate. The list almost doubled!

Update 4:
The last update is just a general note of thanks to everyone who uses this program. When it launched I wasn't sure if it would find success or just fall flat, but we are gaining popularity now and it's all thanks to you guys for spreading the word. We couldn't do it without you, thanks!
We have lots of cool new features on the way for you guys including on-the-fly subtitle streaming, useful folders like "Watched Videos" and "Unwatched Videos", and virtual file renaming to make downloaded files more readable. We are looking at what other media servers offer and implementing those features in UMS.

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Re: Latest updates

Post by bevster » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:15 pm

That all sounds awesome, my favorite part of your post is,

useful folders like "Watched Videos" and "Unwatched Videos",

I have been dreaming of this lately and now you say it :)
thanks!

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Re: Latest updates

Post by smirk » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:14 pm

You guys are awesome. Thank you so much for developing this great piece of software! :)

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Re: Latest updates

Post by pipin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:15 am

That sounds very nice. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Latest updates

Post by Uzerrr » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:11 am

Amazing news!
Thank you for your hard work.

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Re: Latest updates

Post by Tianuchka » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:53 am

Kraken salutes You all :mrgreen:
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Re: Latest updates

Post by Madoka » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:25 pm

on-the-fly subtitle streaming
What's this? Does it avoid transcoding? Sounds interesting!

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Re: Latest updates

Post by SubJunk » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:03 pm

Madoka wrote:
on-the-fly subtitle streaming
What's this? Does it avoid transcoding? Sounds interesting!
UMS looks up and downloads subtitles automatically, you just choose which subtitle you want in the new "Live Subtitles" folder. It's still transcoded on most renderers.

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Re: Latest updates

Post by SharkHunter » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:24 pm

The "Live Subtitles" stuff has been with Channels for a while. If you can't wait you can test it there.
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Re: Latest updates

Post by dixm » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:53 am

an airplay module would be amazing - realtime transcoding to apple tv / et al is available via airvideo - but then I have 2 servers running :( neither of which work to my apple tv.
Oh and a gui to edit configs - wouldn't that be cool!
or even a user submission library to download extra configs - so if a device is picked up the app could dial home to see if there was a conf for it and offer to download and use it?
Logitech review for instance :)

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