Friday, September 11, 2009

TVersity Media Server 1.7 is here

We are pleased to announce the availability of the TVersity Media Server 1.7!

This a bug fix release with many improvements under the hood, the most notable ones are:

It is no longer required to disable UAC when using TVersity on Vista, in fact TVertsity works well with UAC. Furthermore, after the installation, no UAC prompts will pop out except when starting/stopping the sharing service.

It is no longer required to disable the SSDP service on Vista. Additionally, the discover-ability of TVersity on the network has been improved on all operating systems.

We had a problem for a while now with the GUI, where on some systems it would not connect to the media server. We were finally able to identify the root cause and believe that this release eliminates the problem completely.

In case you are curious, the source of the problem is related to incompatibility of multiple Flash Player versions running on the same system. It turns out that on some systems with newer versions of Flash (9 or higher) the Flash local storage was disabled for older versions (TVersity GUI was using Flash Player 8) and it was not possible to enable it. That in turn rendered the TVersity GUI useless as it relies on this local storage.

Full release notes are available here.

You can download the software here.

It is recommended for all users to upgrade as soon as possible, and if you have not yet paid for the Pro version despite the fact that you are using it, now is the time to purchase a license.