Add new default web video engine: FFMpeg Web Video
Add support for new web protocols: mmsh:// and mmst://
Sort files alphanumerically by default e.g. Episode 2 before Episode 10
Auto encoding detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages (leave "Subtitles codepage" option blank)
Improved handling of UTF-8 external subtitles
Localized #--TRANSCODE--# folder name
PMS.conf: Added transcode_folder_name option to allow #--TRANSCODE--# folder name to be customized (issue GC963)
Make example PMS.conf behave more like built-in defaults
Restore maximum buffer size to 600 MB (was 400 MB)
Prevented image distortion on some DLNA clients with "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled
Don't show entries for disabled engines in #--TRANSCODE--# folder
Allow Traces tab panel to auto-scroll (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
Revert changes to SMP-N100.conf that conflict with Sony Blu-ray players and break MKV support (thanks, mrw1986)
Replaced ImageMagick with Thumbnailator for thumbnail generation
Fix FFmpeg engine's handling of unsupported custom options (thanks, ajamess)
Fixed FFmpeg command line arguments used by tsMuxeR video
Added new renderer: Yamaha RX-A1010 (thanks, merelin)
Language updates: Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy), Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO), Fix DNLA 2114 errors when scanning non-readable subfolders with "hide empty folders" enabled
Renderers: Deprecate misnamed TranscodeVideo profile MPEGAC3: use MPEGPSAC3 instead, Document and clean up TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles, Linux tarball: fix "cannot find tsMuxeR" error
MEncoder: disable AC-3 remux if audio track has delay, disable DTS and LPCM remuxing if tsMuxeR engine is unavailable
Lots of changes this time!
Version: The Windows and Mac OS X versions are 1.70.1 rather than 1.70.0 due to a packaging issue spotted during release. There is no functional difference between 1.70.0 and 1.70.1.
Issues with the sample PMS.conf file bundled with PMS 1.53.0 to 1.60.0:
Prior to this release, the sample PMS.conf bundled with PMS since 1.53.0 (June 2012) set values different to the built-in defaults. If you created a PMS.conf by copying one of these sample files to your profile directory, it should be removed and settings should be re-entered and saved in the GUI.
Changes to default settings:
Two default settings have been changed in this release: the default web video engine (FFmpeg Web Video) and the default file sort order (alphanumeric). As a result of these changes, you are advised to back up and remove your old PMS.conf and re-enter and save your settings (if any) in the GUI.
Alternatively (e.g. if you have a large number of customizations you wish to preserve), the new defaults can be enabled in PMS.conf by removing the following properties (if they exist):
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To quote from SubJunk on the PlayStation 3 Media Server v1.50.0 changes:
Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12235 for more details
Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
Updated Dutch translation
Clarified English language labels
Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
Renderer image improvements
Improvements to tab layouts
Maximum bandwidth setting works
Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of "stuttering playback" reports
Recognise forced subtitles (thanks, ExSport!)
Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows and OSX from Sherpya's old builds to SubJunk's new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it's connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.51 from 0.7.47
New natural sort option for file order: Alphanumeric (e.g. Season 2 before Season 10)
Always allow "Restart Server" button (#1186)
Updated FFmpeg for Windows to r31564 from r30656
We now support Samsung AllShare, along with our existing support for Samsung WiseLink
Allow to configure subtitle color if using PMS in headless mode (#1280)
FYI if you're looking for something to bypass cinevia protection, these newer versions are no go for you - they've removed this experimental feature due to legal concerns. They did start looking at this, but i don't think it ever ended up in the actual releases (it was in subversion at some point, but they've since removed it). As per their forum: ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7220&start=130#p58376
I'm not interested in bypassing cinevia, but thought others might be.