Add Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) support.
Better compatibility with iPhone apps.
Improve off-screen browser support for BBC iPlayer and for NBC.
Other minor bug fixes.
Previous release broke audio and photos with Roku (while fixing video by including a workaround for a Roku firmware bug), this release restores proper operation with Roku for audio, video and photos.
Work around a Roku firmware (6.1) bug that broke operation with TVersity (for more info see this).
Add logging of stack traces in case of a crash, this is to allow for quick fixes when such crashes occur in the field.
Update WDTV profile to avoid transcoding AC3 in MP4, and WMA Pro.
Update PS3 profile to transcode WMA Pro because it cannot play it.
YouTube URLs stopped working due to YouTube mandating use of HTTPS and TVersity Media Server continuing to use HTTP. As of this version, HTTPS is fully supported and YouTube URLs can be added again to the library (Pro only).
Configure during installation relevant DirectShow filters to enable subtitles by default.
Sony blu-ray players should be correctly detected and properly supported.
The devices drop down menu in the settings page is now properly populated.
The URL http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:41952/admin
was broken in 3.5 and works again now.
Other minor bug fixes.
Version 3.5 (November 19, 2014)
Add support for Xbox One in both Pro and free versions (but of-course only the Pro version will transcode for it).
Some fixes to the Roku profile to avoid delivering videos over 3mbps (the Roku can’t handle higher bitrates very well).
H.264 compression now allows higher resolutions than before so that 720p and 1080p sources will remain as such.
Version 3.4 (October 1, 2014)
Add support for twitch (Pro only).
H.264 encoding via Intel Quick Sync Video is now 25% more efficient thanks to pixel format conversion optimizations.
The admin web address brings up the HTML5 GUI instead of old Flash GUI.
Fix crash when indexing some MKV files with chapters.
Version 3.3 (September 17, 2014)
Keep track of media files that lead to a crash during library indexing (typically due to those files being corrupted) so that they can be skipped in subsequent indexing. Also, the indexing is resumed automatically once the media server restarts. Given that the restart is automatic too, the software is now self healing in those crash cases.
The HTML5 web interface for accessing the media library was mistakenly used on iOS devices, this is now fixed by returning the iOS specific interface .
Fix issue with PS3 where MP4 with H.264 HD and AAC surround was not playing (issue introduced in 2.7).
Some minor GUI fixes.
Version 3.2 (August 20, 2014)
The web interface for accessing the media library has been replaced with an HTML5 interface that can play your media within the browser (for best experience please use Chrome). This is the same interface used for casting media to Chromecast but with the added capability of playing content in the browser.
Bug fixes and minor improvements:
Sharing media from Windows explorer now open the new GUI (and not the old one).
Improved error messaging in several cases (e.g. when attempting to share a mapped network drive or a network path which is not accessible to the server).
Hide the iTunes entry in the media source page of the GUI.
In the HTML5 media library interface, display the title at the bottom of video items and not just when hovering on them.
Version 3.1 (August 8, 2014)
Do not automatically unshare a folder when a USB drive on which it resides is no longer available - this feature is removed due to requests by many users.
Do not transcode the MOV format for Chromecast when its codecs are supported by Chromecast.
Add context menus (right click menus) in the media sharing page of the GUI.
The media sharing page of the GUI now allows drag/drop of links from the browser address bar as a way to share them (previously only drag/drop of files and folders was allowed).
Fix possible corruption of media transcoded to WEBM (for Chromecast) once cached. The corruption lead to subsequent playback attempts (which were served from the cache) to fail.
Fix a rare file corruption (osb.xml) when auto-updating it. This corruption prevented from the service to start and required users to re-install in order to workaround it.
Various small fixes in the HTML5 interface used for pushing content to Chromecast.
Fix issue on Windows XP, where the GUI could not be run properly and also starting the sharing service from the GUI failed.
Fix GUI issue in settings page where the refresh time could not be changed.
Uninstaller cleans some files that were previously left when uninstalling the software.
Version 3.0 (July 15, 2014)
Re-introducing a free version, which is identical to Pro but cannot transcode audio and video and retire the Basic version.
Introduce an all new user interface, which is HTML5 based and significantly simplified.
Hardware accelerated H.264 encoding via Intel Quick Sync Media, allows 3 times faster encoding (up to 1080p) at half the CPU consumed by software encoding (Pro only).
Add support for Chromecast:
An all new, search centric, HTML5 interface is available for navigating the library and selecting media to play on the Chromecast.
Play every format on Chromecast via on-the-fly transcoding to WEBM/VP8 (Pro only).
Add support for Roku:
The built in Roku Media Player app is now fully supported.
Play every format on Roku via on-the-fly transcoding to H.264 and HLS streaming (Pro only).
Fix issue with persistent HTTP connections which resulted in HLS streaming to iPhone occasionally failing (with the iPhone error message: “cannot load media”).
Fix issue with off-screen browser where occasionally the audio was not delivered to TV and instead played on the PC running TVersity.
Many other bug fixes, including some rare crashes.