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Universal Media Server

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Screenshot of Universal Media Server 9.0, a folder sharing app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Oct 7, 2019
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Tina de Pierre

A media server designed to play videos on consoles

A review of Universal Media Server by Tina de Pierre

Universal Media Server is a project forked off of the PS3 Media Server which includes a few enhancements over the original project. The program was designed to enable your Playstation 3 console to playback media formats which were traditionally not supported, the most popular being MKV files.

The main function, apart from being a media server, is to transcode video so that your DLNA-compliant media player can display high-definition movie files without issues.

The main program interface is certainly not pretty, yet it is certainly functional and well laid-out. Upon launching Universal Media Server, you are greeted with the Status tab which displays the trancoding status. Moving on, there is a Traces tab which acts as a server log and beside that is the general configuration tab which allows you to make changes to the default settings of the application like the language, ability to install the server as a Windows Service and advanced network settings.

The navigation tab is where you're given the option of setting thumbnails on your media device, setting up the cache and modifying general display settings.

Where the meat of the program lays is in the Transcoding Settings tab where you can make fine adjustments to transcode settings such as the video codecs, audio codecs and more. The default settings here are to use open source engines such as MPlayer, FFmpeg Audio and VLC Video Streaming. In general, you should leave these settings alone unless you're experiencing issues.

Overall, Universal Media Server is an admirable project which allows you to play (formerly) non-traditional video files on your television or mobile phone with the help of consoles or web TV devices.

Universal Media Server is software which can stream media on DLNA devices.

Features and highlights

  • Play MKV on Sony PlayStation 3
  • Play MKV on Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Trancode video to your Sony Bravia television
  • Stream music and video to Android
  • Play video on Freebox HD
  • Play video on Freecom MusicPal
  • Transcode video to Pioneer Kuro
  • Media server for Nokia N900
  • Support for Philips Aurea
  • Support for Philips Net TV

Universal Media Server on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from media servers without restrictions. Universal Media Server 9.0.1 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this folder sharing software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Universal Media Server may be available from subjunk.

The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.

Filed under:
  1. Universal Media Server Download
  2. Freeware Media Servers
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Major release: Universal Media Server 9.0
  5. Folder Sharing Software
Universal Media Server has been picked by our editors as very good.
Universal Media Server has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Universal Media Server 9.0.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.

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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Size on disk:
196,193,172 B
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