2.9 out of 5 with 7 ratings

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Comment by uhipi9
about Universal Media Server · Feb 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Although this i definitively a great media server, one should consider that this application requires administrative privileges to install and inherently needs to open several ports. Therefore, please make sure you trust the developers and their work.
Especially pay attention to the following circumstances:

  • The authors do not provide any legal information on their side
  • There is no portable version provided, although possible with the underlying technology
  • The tool is build on Java and therefore could run in a JavaVM , in principle without the need of admin privileges (except win services, but that can be opted out). So there is little reason for admin rights.
  • Although this tool is open source, most users will download the pre-build executable. It doesn't follow an auditable git build process. So the open source-argument is difficult.
  • The Win package is signed with an unknown publisher. But most likely because of the costs.

Again, as I said, this is a great tool. But everyone using this should pay attention who to trust.

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Not bad but...

Comment by bernard33
about Universal Media Server · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Very convenient for live subtitles, but apparently doesn't do fast forward so not so good

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