Serviio – Free Media Server

Serviio is a free media server that allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices on your connected home network. Serviio uses a priority-based metadata extraction so that you can choose what metadata should describe your media files. These include metadata embedded into the media files themselves, locally stored metadata files and metadata that can be obtained online.

Serviio enables playback of online resources like RSS feeds, live streams or web site content so that you can listen to your favourite podcasts or watch latest TV programmes published online. This software works with many devices from your connected home. It supports profiles for particular devices so that it can be tuned to maximise the device’s potential and/or minimize lack of media format playback support (via transcoding).

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  • DLNA 1.5 compatible UPnP media server
  • streams audio, video (SD & HD) and image files in their native format or transcoded in real-time
  • automatically udpates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file
  • wide array of library browsing options
  • supports different editable renderer profiles
  • supports automatic renderer detection (for certain devices)
  • extracts metadata of your media files the way you want it, incl. embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources
  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.
  • categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series

Supported renderers:

  • [advt]any DLNA-compliant device should work
  • Samsung TVs (supports additional features, e.g. subtitles)
  • Samsung Bluray players
  • Sony TVs
  • Panasonic TVs
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • LG Bluray players
  • WDTV Live
  • Oppo BDP-83
  • MusicPal
  • DirecTV DVR

Supported media files:

  • Audio: MP3( .mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma)
  • Video: MPEG-1 (.mpg, .mpeg), MPEG-2 PS (.mpg, .mpeg, vob, mod), MPEG-2 TS (.ts, .m2ts), MPEG-4 (.mp4, m4v, mov), AVI (.avi, .divx), Windows Media Video (.wmv, .asf), Matroska (.mkv)
  • Image: JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)

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