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Air Media Server is a multi-platform mobile media center that lets you effortlessly stream your media collection from your computer to your mobile device. Unlike other players, AMC will automatically transcode your music, video and photo streams when necessary. It's like Air Video but adds music and photo streaming support.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Implemented sandbox compatibility.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect image sizes being retrieved.
  • Fixed issues with thumbnails being cropped.
  • Minor bug fixes.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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polocanada Member IconComment+25

Please add link to previous version 1.1 (?) which was compatible with Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I went to your website where it says it's compatible with version 1.6.6 and up. I purchased the app on the App store for iOS now I am trying to download the Mac app but it turns out only available from 10.7 and up. I know it's time to update my systems but I can't do that now without losing a lot of time and headaches all around with compatibility of other apps I have which are not updated anymore. For that reason I stick with 10.6.8 for one more year. Thanks.

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Version 1.2
Quantumpanda Member IconComment+23

Please change the description of this app to indicate that it is not really free. This server app is free to download, but to use it you must also download the Air Media Center iOS app which is not free. The server app is useless without the client.

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Version 1.2
Noivad Member IconReview+130

Air Media Server works flawlessly as long as your connection is fast and your computer has enough processing cycles free to transcode on the fly. I found in testing that AMS can bring a 802.11g router with light traffic to its knees (The router had to be restarted: I figure it was a cheap router).
Also, transcoding adds a considerable amount of lag time from hitting play. Earlier versions would sometimes fail to start streaming because of slow (weak signal) WiFi & heavy transcoding delay. It might still happen with newer versions for iOS, but I have yet to encounter this problem.
It will play movies that are already compatible with iOS with no processor hit, and instant streaming. So, I usually transcode with handbrake if I know that I will be streaming the video. But it is nice to know I don’t HAVE to if I don’t have time. Internet sharing works surprisingly well, but again, make sure that your home’s ISP has fast upstream for best quality, and you have a static IP or use something like dynDNS so you can find your server far from home.
Use of this app is dependent on you having a need for it, and quality is completely dependent on your hardware. If you have a slow network, you will have a worse time. I was using a dual core MacBook Pro (2.53GHz) and the transcoding took up almost all available processor time. This is not a big deal, since for most people, the machine will be idle anyway.
Of the problems I did have almost none of it is AMS’ fault. It is very quick and easy to set up as well. This should appeal to less technically advanced users. Essentially you launch the app and chose which folders to share. (Optionally one can change processor load and if you wish to share over the internet.) On your mobile device: you launch AMClient, select the AMS (or enter its IP if it is over the internet), browse the folders, and hit play.
I should note that I got the iOS app for free (via AppsGoneFree {AppAdvice.com}) when it was discounted to free for a day, so I am probably rating it higher than someone paying full price for the iOS component.
The bottom line is Air Media Server is a quick and easy way to start streaming content to you mobile device with no hassle assuming you have modern equipment.

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Version 1.1.4
JCH2 Member IconReview+392

These particular apps never make any sense. If you are close enough to stream over a wireless, you are close enough to watch the vid, listen to the music, or browse you photos on a much larger screen without the transcode nonsense. That being said...

It's sound and stable, and I hand it up and running on my Samsung device in minutes just to see what it would do from my mac mini rigged to my 32 inch and extended speakers as an entertainment center and file server. And then I deleted it off my device, as I can do the same thing (almost) over direct wireless, since my android unit plays practically any vid/music on the planet. What a very silly app.

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Version 1.0.4

Now, if it actually worked to sync files... instead of the piece junk called Kies that's shipped with Samsung devices, that would be worth the trouble. Typical Samsung to come out with something late, without notice, that's already behind the times.


perhaps not everyone has a tv in every room they are in. or they want to stream their collection when they are not at home.

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Version 1.0.4
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Downloads 13,591
Version Downloads 1,250
License Free
Date 27 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free