Release Notes for Media Server

Media Server provides a multimedia service for you to browse and play the multimedia contents on Synology Router via DLNA/UPnP home devices. With Media Server, you can easily connect those devices such as TV sets and stereo systems to your home network, and stream multimedia files stored on Synology Router to the devices to enjoy music, photos, and videos.

Version: 2.0.2-3053


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is compatible with DSM 7.1 and above.
  2. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions (AME) 2.0 to stream files in HEVC and AAC formats. Learn more

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue for sorting results in Korean.
  2. Fixed an issue where a customized DMA menu wouldn't display correctly in VLC player.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0.1-3041


(2021-06-15)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where data could not be backed up and restored via Hyper Backup.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0.0-3040


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.
  2. Supports backing up and restoring package configuration via Hyper Backup.
  3. If Advanced Media Extensions was not installed, the system will automatically install it after the update to ensure package functionality.

Version: 1.8.4-2884


(2021-07-06)

Important Note

  1. This update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on regions.

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Media Server 1.8.4-2884 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.2.4 or above versions.
  2. If the Advanced Media Extensions was not installed, the system will automatically install it after the update to ensure package functionality.

Fixed Issues

  1. Added VLC Media Player profile to display indexed artists correctly on VLC player.

Version: 1.8.4-2883


(2021-06-29)

Important Note

  1. This version is replaced by Media Server 1.8.4-2884 to fix a dependency issue with the Advanced Media Extensions.

Version: 1.8.3-2881


(2021-03-09)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where videos could not be converted and played after Enable video conversion is ticked.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability. (Synology-SA-21:10)

Version: 1.8.2-2879


(2020-12-15)

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.1-2876


(2020-10-20)

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed the issue where existing devices might be repeatedly added into the Device list and occupy storage space.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-20:24).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.0-2867


(2019-01-08)
  1. Upgraded ffmpeg to version 3.3.
  2. Enhanced the transcoding quality on certain models.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.10-2861


(2018-09-06)
  1. Added support for Roku streaming device.
  2. Supports passthrough only for AC3 audio codec.

  3. Fixed an issue where MKV videos in AC3 might not be displayed properly.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.9-2858


(2018-05-23)
  1. Supports Thai user interface.
  2. Supports displaying subtitles when streaming to PlayStation 4 (PS4).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.8-2844


(2018-05-23)
  1. Supports Thai user interface.
  2. Supports displaying subtitles when streaming to PlayStation 4 (PS4).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.7-2855


(2018-02-08)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:04).

Version: 1.7.6-2842


(2018-02-08)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:04).

Version: 1.7.5-2854


(2017-11-06)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.4.

Version: 1.7.4-2852


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.

Version: 1.7.3-2841


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.

Version: 1.7.2-2830


(2017-07-26)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.1.

Version: 1.7.1-2820


(2017-04-06)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.0-2810


(2017-02-21)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to stream mkv files via PlayStation 3.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.6.2-2770


(2017-01-04)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1 RC.

Version: 1.6.1-2767


(2016-12-13)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to customize DMA menu style in Safari 10.0.

Version: 1.6.0-2766


(2016-11-02)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to customize DMA menu style in Internet Explorer 11.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-2764


(2016-04-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where transcoded music might fail to play on SONY BD players.
  2. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to browse photos with "Transmit low resolution images instead of the original images" enabled.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-2762


(2016-03-24)
  1. Supports hardware transcoding on DS216play, DS716+, and DS216+.
  2. Fixed an issue where video may not be sought when streaming videos from DS216play and DS716+.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-2674


(2022-05-11)

Important Note

  1. This is the initial release for RT6600ax.

Version: 2.0.2-3053


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is compatible with DSM 7.1 and above.
  2. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions (AME) 2.0 to stream files in HEVC and AAC formats. Learn more

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue for sorting results in Korean.
  2. Fixed an issue where a customized DMA menu wouldn't display correctly in VLC player.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.4-2884


(2021-07-06)

Important Note

  1. This update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on regions.

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Media Server 1.8.4-2884 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.2.4 or above versions.
  2. If the Advanced Media Extensions was not installed, the system will automatically install it after the update to ensure package functionality.

Fixed Issues

  1. Added VLC Media Player profile to display indexed artists correctly on VLC player.

Version: 1.8.4-2883


(2021-06-29)

Important Note

  1. This version is replaced by Media Server 1.8.4-2884 to fix a dependency issue with the Advanced Media Extensions.

Version: 2.0.1-3041


(2021-06-15)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where data could not be backed up and restored via Hyper Backup.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0.0-3040


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.
  2. Supports backing up and restoring package configuration via Hyper Backup.
  3. If Advanced Media Extensions was not installed, the system will automatically install it after the update to ensure package functionality.

Version: 1.4-2665


(2021-05-11)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a security vulnerability. (Synology-SA-20:24)
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.3-2881


(2021-03-09)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where videos could not be converted and played after Enable video conversion is ticked.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability. (Synology-SA-21:10)

Version: 1.8.2-2879


(2020-12-15)

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-2662


(2020-12-08)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-20:24).
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.1-2876


(2020-10-20)

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed the issue where existing devices might be repeatedly added into the Device list and occupy storage space.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-20:24).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.8.0-2867


(2019-01-08)
  1. Upgraded ffmpeg to version 3.3.
  2. Enhanced the transcoding quality on certain models.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-2658


(2018-10-04)

Media Server 1.4-2658 is compatible with SRM1.2 and above.

Version: 1.7.10-2861


(2018-09-06)
  1. Added support for Roku streaming device.
  2. Supports passthrough only for AC3 audio codec.

  3. Fixed an issue where MKV videos in AC3 might not be displayed properly.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.9-2858


(2018-05-23)
  1. Supports Thai user interface.
  2. Supports displaying subtitles when streaming to PlayStation 4 (PS4).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.8-2844


(2018-05-23)
  1. Supports Thai user interface.
  2. Supports displaying subtitles when streaming to PlayStation 4 (PS4).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.7-2855


(2018-02-08)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:04).

Version: 1.7.6-2842


(2018-02-08)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:04).

Version: 1.4-2654


(2018-02-08)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:04).

Version: 1.7.5-2854


(2017-11-06)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.4.

Version: 1.7.4-2852


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.

Version: 1.7.3-2841


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.

Version: 1.7.2-2830


(2017-07-26)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.1.

Version: 1.7.1-2820


(2017-04-06)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.7.0-2810


(2017-02-21)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to stream mkv files via PlayStation 3.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.6.2-2770


(2017-01-04)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1 RC.

Version: 1.4-2653


(2016-12-21)
  1. Media Server must be upgraded to the latest version to be compatible with SRM 1.1.1.

Version: 1.6.1-2767


(2016-12-13)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to customize DMA menu style in Safari 10.0.

Version: 1.6.0-2766


(2016-11-02)
  1. Fixed an issue where users might fail to customize DMA menu style in Internet Explorer 11.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-2649


(2016-06-21)
  1. Fixed an issue where the playback of multimedia contents might fail when Media Server is installed on SRM 1.0.3 and below.

Version: 1.4-2644


(2016-06-16)
  1. Fixed an issue where certain devices may not be identified properly.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-2642


(2016-06-16)
  1. Fixed an issue where Media Server might fail to install.

Version: 1.4-2629


(2016-06-16)
  1. Resumed video transcoding support (This feature is supported by select models).

Version: 1.5-2764


(2016-04-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where transcoded music might fail to play on SONY BD players.
  2. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to browse photos with "Transmit low resolution images instead of the original images" enabled.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-2762


(2016-03-24)
  1. Supports hardware transcoding on DS216play, DS716+, and DS216+.
  2. Fixed an issue where video may not be sought when streaming videos from DS216play and DS716+.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.3-2575


(2014-12-09)
  1. Supports WAV file format for Samsung TV
  2. Fixed an issue where some Samsung TV models could not detect Media Server when using a non-English TV name.
  3. Minor bugs fixed.

Version: 1.2-2492


(2014-09-22)

Add DS415+ support

Version: 1.1-2411


(2014-06-18)
  1. Supports video transcoding on DS214play.

Version: 1.2-2491


(2014-06-04)

Improvements

  1. Enhanced the compatibility of audio transcoding with XBOX 360.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an audio compatibility issue on some Sony BRAVIA TV when enabling video transcoding.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2-2489


(2014-04-29)
  1. Custom libraries and administrators’ collection in Video Station can be integrated into Media Server library. DSD audio is supported.
  2. You can add the attribute "Year (by time taken)" when setting photo structure in customized menu style.

Version: 1.1-2407


(2013-11-26)
  1. Supports AAC/ALAC audio transcoding.
  2. Enhanced the compatibility of Media Server's settings interface with Safari 7.
  3. Added new DMA profiles for new models of Sony TV and Blu-ray players such as Sony TV W series.

Version: 1.1-2406


(2013-08-27)
  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 4.3.
  2. Removed the video transcoding feature.

Version: 1.1-2327


(2013-03-26)
  1. Fixed an issue where you might not be able to stream contents to Xbox 360.
  2. Fixed an issue where the device profile you choose might not be saved.

Version: 1.1-2325


(2013-03-04)
  1. Integrated the video information retrieved by Video Station into DMA menus.
  2. Supports video transcoding so that more video formats can be played on XBOX 360 and other DMAs (with specific hardware requirements).

Version: 1.0-2260


(2012-11-29)
  1. Fixed an issue where you may not be able to launch the Device List window.