Serviio

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Serviio
Serviio logo.png
Developer(s) Petr Nejedly
Stable release 1.4.1 (Server) / March 11, 2014; 35 days ago (2014-03-11)
Operating system Mac OS X v10.5 (64bit). 10.6 and above, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux, Synology NAS, QNAP NAS
Platform x86, ARM
Available in English
Type Media server, Media player
License Closed Source (Proprietary Software)
Website www.serviio.org

Serviio is a free media server designed to let users stream music, video or image files to DLNA compliant televisions, game consoles, Blu-ray players, games console and Android or Windows Mobile devices on a home network.[1]

Overview[edit]

Serviio Windows phone/tablet interface

Serviio is a recent entrant among media servers. The free version will stream media within a home network to connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, the Sony PS3 and Microsoft XBox 360. Since it is DLNA compliant, it will stream supported devices on the same network. Serviio also has a "Pro" license for $25 that will allow users to access their libraries outside the home. This license also enables dynamic transcoding to convert higher bit rate video or audio files into lower bit rate formats to permit viewing on slower broadband connections.[1] Another paid feature is "media browser" that allows users to stream content to a web browser (desktop or mobile) at home or on the go.[2]

Pro Applications[edit]

The Pro license permits users to stream to third party applications for Android and Windows devices at home or on another network. In addition, users can use the server to watch online content including live TV or RSS feeds.[1]

Supported media formats[edit]

The server can read and if required transcode several media types for playback.[3]

Type Supported Formats
Audio MP3( .mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma), AAC (.m4a), OGG (.ogg, .oga), FLAC (.flac)
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), Flash (.flv, .f4v), DVR-MS (.dvr, .dvr-ms), WTV (.wtv), OGG (.ogv, .ogm), 3GP (.3gp), RealVideo (.rm, .rmvb)
Image JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PNG (.png), RAW (.arw, .cr2, .crw, .dng, .raf, .raw,. rw2, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .pef, .srf, .orf)
Playlists PLS (.pls), M3U (.m3u, .m3u8), ASX (.asx, .wax., .wrx), WPL (.wpl)
Subtitles SubRip (.srt, .txt), SSA/ASS (.ssa, .ass), MicroDVD (.sub, .txt), SAMI (.smi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Henry, Alan (2013-01-13). "Five Best Desktop Media Servers". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ "MediaBrowser". Serviio. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ Roberge, André (2013-12-30). "Serviio DLNA Server Software". topnettricks.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01.