Expertise Level: Standard

Serviio for Windows Home Server allows the management and optional installation of the open-source DLNA media server, Serviio.

Serviio is a free DLNA media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network.

Serviio uses a priority-based metadata extraction so that you can choose what metadata should describe your media files (e.g. audio track name, DVD cover, TV series and episodes names, etc.). These include metadata embedded into the media files themselves, locally stored metadata files (images, Swisscenter, XBMC) and metadata that can be obtained online. With this powerful tool you will be able to build your Serviio media library easily and effectively.

Serviio works with any DLNA compliant device (TV, Playstation 3, etc.) and some other (XBox 360). 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).

Download: Serviio for Windows Home Server (WHS v1) | (WHS 2011)

Release History

v0.6.1 (6th January 2012)

  • WHS 2011 support
  • Support for online content
  • Significantly improved support for specific DLNA/UPnP devices
  • Stability and performance improvements

v0.5.2.0 (30th May 2011)

  • Ready for widespread beta.
  • Synchronized build number to Serviio version to avoid confusion.