Released as beta because many code changes haven't been widely tested yet.
People have been testing the SubJunk Build, but I have so many things in there right now that aren't in the official trunk so the testing doesn't apply to the trunk as much as it usually does.
This will hopefully give us a more trustworthy idea.
Updated OS X MPlayer to enable external VOBsub, ASS/SSA and Fribidi support
Allow update checks to be performed manually (Windows only)
Allow automatic update checks to be enabled (Windows only)
Simplify PMS customization for packagers of custom builds
Logging fix for headless configurations
Added experimental support for iPad / iPhone
Fixed DVD ISO playback on OS X (thanks, jjmojojjmojo!)
Added support for the AirPlayer app
Added support for Samsung TV model SEC_HHP_TV (thanks, coax-!)
Added Aperture support on OS X (thanks, coax-!)
Added thumbnail support for images (some code from http://www.rayinblu.com/ps3mediaserver)
The cache is now reset after each up- or downgrade (for versions higher than 1.40.0)
Files with the extension *.vdr are now being recognized as MPG videos
For 1.23.0 and above:
Just uninstall the older version and install newer one
For versions prior to 1.23.0:
To retain your old settings you may have to copy your old config file/s to a new directory.
To find out where the new directory is on your computer, run the program and go to the Traces tab and look on the 14th line, the line that says "Profile directory:", that is the folder your config files should be saved now.
If you use the "media library / cache" option you should reset it.
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Added LPCM transcoding option for all audio tracks
Added DTS HD-MA support up to 7.1 channels: DTS core remux, LPCM and AC3 transcoding
Added Dolby TrueHD support up to 7.1 channels: LPCM (recommended) and AC3 (buggy for 7.1) transcoding
Added workaround for 2.0 384 kbits AC3 PS3 audio bug
Added support for DirecTV HR series (thanks, DeFlanko!)
Added support for LG's Smart TV Upgrader (LG 600ST)
Added support for Yamaha RX-V671 (thanks, adresd!)
Added support for OPPO BDP-83 and OPPO BDP-93 (thanks, adresd!)
Fixed bug that occurred when resetting cache
Made buffer display in megabytes instead of bytes
Fixed overscan compensation bug on some renderers (thanks to tMH for reporting the bug!)
Updated MPlayer for OSX to SB32
Language updates: CZE translation update (thanks, valib)
It is similar in nature to http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ but specifically designed for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
PS3 Media Server 1.53.0 Changelog:
Fix global custom MEncoder options
Re-fix NPE when toggling HTTP Engine V2
Fix startup for symlinked PMS.sh (#1356) (thanks, Matthijs!)
Added documentation to PMS.conf (thanks, Hagar!)
Updated JNA to support multiarch directories on Linux (#1152)
Added option to select and force the default renderer
Fixed Samsung 2012 TVs timeout (thanks, troop!)
Added support for D-link DSM-510 (thanks, glenrocks!)
Updated MPlayer build script to SB32
Fix "value too long" SQL exceptions
If renderer has not specified a maximum height/width, default to 1920x1080
Initial fix for Samsung 2012 TVs (thanks, troop!)
Linux: load system-wide defaults from /etc/skel if user's profile not found
Added recognition for AcePlayer app (thanks, md.versi!)
Fix parsing of [real] in plist preventing iPhoto libraries from working
Added Plugin development guide (thanks, glebb)
Language updates: added Arabic, added Hebrew (thanks, zvi-yamin!), CZE translation update (thanks, valib) Layout support for right-to-left languages added