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Free Freeware
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
8 Jul 2013
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Serviio for Windows Review

Sven Sorensen

A free media server for Windows

A review of Serviio for Windows by Sven Sørensen

Serviio (for Windows) is a free, DLNA-compliant media server for the Windows platform. It currently supports several different devices, some of them being Sony Bravia television models, Panasonic TVs, Sony Blu-ray players which support media streaming, Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles and several other brands of modern television sets which hook up to your home network.

Servio can stream all kinds of different audio and video formats (both standard-def and hi-def), images and albums and supports real-time transcoded if required.

Servio keeps a library of your current media in its database from your hard drives or network drives and will also easily stream media from online services like RSS feeds and live audio/video streams from public broadcasters and other services you might be interested in viewing (such as Justin.TV/Twitch.TV).

To keep you informed about what you'd like to watch, Servio also provides metadata information directly on your television screen; it will also include visual representations of it via thumbnails, CD covers and DVD posters. These are viewable in the XBMC on the PS3. Servio also comes with full support for subtitle files.

The video formats that Servio currently supports are among: MPG1, MPG2, MPG4, TS, M2TS, AVI, WMV, ASF, MKV and FLV... among others.

If you're looking for an easy way to watch files not normally supported by your DLNA device, Servio can transcode and stream it.

Serviio for Windows features and highlights:
  • 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
  • Automatically updates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file
  • 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.
  • Supports external subtitles
  • Categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series
  • Available for Windows, Linux and Mac (with the possibility to run the server part on one platform and console on another)

Servio for Windows is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media servers without restrictions. Servio for Windows 1.2.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Filed Under:

  • Serviio Windows 8
  • Serviio for Windows 8
  • Serviio Review
  • Freeware Media Servers

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine on Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. A separate x64 version may be available from Petr Nejedly.

Serviio for Windows has been picked by our editors as very good.
Serviio for Windows has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Serviio for Windows 1.2.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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