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Serviio 1.8

Serviio

Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network. Serviio works with many devices from your connected home (TV, Playstation 3, XBox 360, smart phones, tablets, etc.). 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). Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g. NAS).

There is also a paid Pro edition which further enhances the possibilities of sharing content in your connected household. Free vs Pro comparison.

Features:

  • streams audio, video (SD & HD) and image files in their native format or transcoded in real-time
  • streams content from online sources, like RSS feeds, live audio/video streams, web page content
  • includes a plugin system to support streaming from non-trivial online sources
  • supports most known playlist formats
  • supports subtitles
  • automatically updates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file
  • supports RAW camera images
  • wide array of localized library browsing options
  • supports different editable renderer profiles
  • supports automatic renderer detection and per-IP profile assignment
  • extracts metadata of your media files the way you want it, incl. embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources (in preferred language), XBMC, Swisscenter, MyMovies
  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.
  • categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series
  • integrates with trakt.tv

Supported renderers:

  • Samsung TVs and Bluray players (supports additional features, e.g. subtitles)
  • Sony TVs and Bluray players
  • Panasonic TVs
  • Playstation 3, Playstation 4
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • LG TVs and Bluray players
  • Toshiba TVs
  • Sharp TVs
  • Philips TVs
  • WDTV Live (supports subtitles)
  • Oppo BDP-83
  • MusicPal
  • DirecTV DVR
  • Pure Flow devices
  • ROKU
  • Android phones, iOS phones
  • ... and many more

Release Notes - 1.8:

  • detect start and stop of a file playback and include notifications in the Console
  • track your video collection and playback progress using Trakt.tv integration
  • display the item being played per Renderer in the Console
  • added support for multiple genres per media file
  • setting a poller mechanism per shared folder
  • added /profiles endpoint to the CDS API
  • added setting to prefer multichannel audio tracks during video delivery
  • added support for eac3 audio
  • added support for native playback of H265 in MpegTS where supported
  • fixed Folders browsing category sorting to be case insensitive
  • add BOM mark to extracted UTF-8 subtitles to fix displaying them on some devices
  • fixed folder names with & getting truncated in MediaBrowser

Download: Serviio 1.8 | 129.0 MB (Freeware, paid upgrade available)
View: Serviio Website | Other Operating Systems

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