Universal Media Server
Initial releaseMay 31, 2012 (2012-05-31)[1]
Stable release
13.9.0[2] / January 6, 2024; 2 months ago (2024-01-06)[2]
Written inJava
Operating systems
Operating system
TypeUPnP AV media servers
LicenseGNU General Public License v2[4]

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP media server. It originated as a fork of PS3 Media Server. It allows streaming of media files to a wide range of devices including video game consoles, smart TVs, smartphones, and Blu-ray players.[5] It streams and transcodes multimedia files over a network connection to the rendering device, ensuring that a supported rendering device will receive the content in a format supported by the device. Transcoding is accomplished through packages from AviSynth, FFMpeg, MEncoder, and VLC.[5]

Enhancements over its predecessor, PS3 Media Server, include web interface support for non-DLNA devices, more supported renderers, automatic bit rate adjustment, and many other transcoding improvements.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Version 1.0 is released - Universal Media Server - Forum". universalmediaserver.com.
  2. ^ a b "Version 13.9.0 released - Universal Media Server | Forum".
  3. ^ "Universal Media Server - About".
  4. ^ "UniversalMediaServer/LICENSE.txt at master · UniversalMediaServer/UniversalMediaServer · GitHub". GitHub.
  5. ^ a b "Universal Media Server - About". universalmediaserver.com.
  6. ^ "Universal Media Server - Comparison of Media Servers". universalmediaserver.com.