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Twonky is a DLNA-Certified media server which allows you to share all your multimedia with standard UPnP-enabled client devices throughout your home.

TwonkyMedia is available though our online shop for Windows XP, Mac, and Linux. It also comes pre-installed on several devices. This gives you the option to share your content without using a computer or having your computer online all the time.

Whether you are an end user or a device manufacturer, we have the right license model for you.

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Version 7.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Monty Member IconReview+109

Locks up repeatedly with Mountain Lion, and now Mavericks. Developer fails to respond to any email request for support, sales, or anything. Huge memory user, even under Mavericks.

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Version 7.2
whiskeyant81 Member IconReview+2

Not a fan of this product, literally. This took up most of the CPU, just like the user below me. I am running Lion. This app should work, but they need to spend a few more months perfecting it.

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Version 6.0.38
Elderon4 Member IconReview+0

I have not written a review for a product before. In this case I felt like I had to.

This software is all managed via a web portal to the App.
They install an alias to this software to your desktop to stop the server.
Very poor interface.
I have never had such a bad experience with a software company as I have with this. Usually I can just uninstall the product and say... That just did not fit my needs.
In this case the software is all a service so it is not easy to uninstall. After searching their forums they talk about running an uninstall to fix problems... but they never say how to.

I also noticed that after the services were running for about an hour they maxed out my machine. The process was taking 100% of my CPU and the Fans were going Crazy. I am running 10.7.1 so it could be that they just have not updated to LION yet.

In the end... Do not use this.

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Version 6.0.28
Cgc Member IconComment+511

What do I need to install to enable transcoding? All I can find is support for Debian Linux... Thanks.

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Version 6.0.28
Trustme Member IconComment+16

Full name is not TwonkyMedia but TwonkyMedia Server.
New version 5.0.46 - http://www.twonkymedia.com/server_download.html

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Version 5.0.40
Mr.Ash Member IconReview+16

As for now i've tested three diffrent Mediaservers for OSX and my PS3. Twonky Media scores third behind EyeConnect and the winner MediaLink.

Twonky Media is not very easy to use (compared with the other tow) an still costs 29,95$. MediaLink's only 20$). Twonky has many features indeed, but no full integration in iLife (except iTunes). Also starting up or spting the server is very fishy and far from user friendly.

Allthough it's a good Media Center software but there are better and cheaper solutions on the sofware market. In my oppinion Twonky must be freeware.

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Version 4.4.4

I don't think MediaLink and Twonky are comparable. Medialink is a unitasker, it ONLY does PS3, Twonky is a DLNA server, meaning I can use it on any of my DLNA devices, 360, D-Link, PS3, DirecTV.

Or that is what the marketing says at least.

lylehm Member IconReview+31

Twonky allows my OS X Mac to stream a variety of media types to both my Playstation3 and my Denon AVR-3808ci. I can specify any media directory, including my iTunes library. A web client allows for streaming to other computers and now, web enabled portable devices. Download the fully functional 30 day trial and see for yourself. Well worth the price.

Installation and configuration is relatively easy. Knowing that that default port is 9000 can help with that.

The previous version, 4.4.2 installed in /Library/StartupItems/MediaServer and /usr/local/mediaserver. Version 4.4.4 changes this and installs in /Applications (show package contents on the app to see the guts and .ini file). However, the current package installer warns of a newer version on my system and then fails the installation. Dragging the installer to unpkg (also available on MacUpdate), easily extracts the application for a manual install. Make sure you terminate any previous version and remove it before running the new app. Save your old ini file so you can copy settings and your registration number.

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Version 4.4.4
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Date 17 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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