Serviio
Serviio 1.4.1.2
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Stream music, photos and video to PS3, Xbox 360 and more.   Demo ($25.00)
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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, Blu-ray player, games console) on your home network.

Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g., NAS).

While Serviio is free, additional features are available in the Pro version.
What's New
Version 1.4.1.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 6 or later



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martinb2 reviewed on 30 Mar 2013
I tried many DLNA media servers, but Serviio is the only one I would recommend.

It is easy to install, has a nice and easy to understand user interface with many helpful settings, converts and streams all my media perfectly and is very stable.

Thank you very much for this software!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Macinman commented on 16 Aug 2012
When did Servio start charging for their server? As far as I know it's free, no one i know who use it, or even using it myself for a while has revealed nothing about a demo or needing to pay for it. Is the cost listed a missprint on behalf of mac update?
[Version 1.0]

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Macinman replied on 16 Aug 2012
Also, macupdate seems to be behind, the servio site says version 1.0.1 is the latest, macupdate is still at 1.0
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 16 Aug 2012
Thanks for the info Macinman, i've updated the listing to 1.0.1! Also, it looks they offer a pro version for $25 with some additional features; I've added a note to our listing to clarify that.
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Macinman replied on 16 Aug 2012
Your welcome Ryan, I keep in touch with many software offerings of this type through AVSForum. They seem to know about software sometimes that's not listed. So i am glad i could pass the info onto you :)
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Talliphone commented on 23 Sep 2011
Finally, a free DLNA media server for my Mac that works with a MOXI DVR. I had no luck with the previous version, but so far the current version (0.6) was recognized immediately. I'll give it a rating after I have a chance to test it all out. Thanks so much to the developer.
[Version 0.6]


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HackDefendr reviewed on 08 Jan 2011
I actually love this media server. It allowed me to migrate all of my movies, music, and picture to my big Mac. Coming from several years of using Mediatomb (which seems to have stalled out)...and having tried a few other media servers...Serviio provided everything I needed to stream my collection to my PS3.

Granted, there were a few moments when I thought it was not working. But, after waiting a few minutes for it to complete the initial startup, and then adding all of the media folders...a little more waiting for the initial database creation and imports, and Serviio works flawlessly. This server can stream every format I have and just is not slow about doing it.

Features are at 3 stars, only because I think that the Console and Server should be one application, or at least have the Console be able to launch the server in the background without the need for two Application bundles. Added to this, I think the Console should have a Dashboard for statistical viewing, as well as, the current status of the server, ability to start/stop/restart the server daemon. There may be others I have thought of or will think of...but the above really would make this a solid media server capable of all 5's.

As for Value and Stability...they got 5's because, face it, how hard is it to install a Mac application. And with a little patience and understanding, setting Serviio up and getting it on a network capable media player really is very easy. Other settings are very easily understood...in other words, self-explanatory. Stability is easy to explain...5 days uptime since install and initial setup and not one crash or restart needed. I did see the server app icon go un-responsive, though the actual server operation was unaffected and within a few minutes the Icon recovered without human intervention.

In comparison to PS3 Media Server...in my opinion, Serviio is faster, easier to setup, and actually works. My brief experience with PS3 Media Server was painful, as everything I tried to stream or view from my PS3 came across jerky, slow, and took several seconds to minutes for images to clear up. It was not what I expected at all...and it really makes me happy to have found Serviio.

Thanks!
[Version 0.4.2]


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Kewl reviewed on 16 Dec 2010
Works perfectly on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.6.5) with a Sony HDTV, Sony Blu-ray player and Oppo Blu-ray player.
[Version 0.4.2]


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BahCmoa commented on 16 Dec 2010
Would like to try it on my Macbook Pro with leopard but first, crashed 2 times before being able to start, and then, my PS3 can't see the server :((
[Version 0.4.2]

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Kewl replied on 16 Dec 2010
Have selected the PS3 renderer profile in the Seviio console?
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BahCmoa replied on 16 Dec 2010
yes i did Kewl ... even Bound the IP address ....
Well, i just tried to launch it and once again the program "doesn't respond" even after having launched it 3 times ...
Maybe i'll have more luck with a next version :( ....
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Kewl replied on 16 Dec 2010
The server does take a full minute on my MBP to complete its start up...
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Kewl rated on 22 Mar 2013

[Version 1.2.1]



Dr. X rated on 15 May 2012

[Version 0.6.2]



Dsqmoore rated on 10 Jan 2012

[Version 0.6.1]


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Date:22 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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, Blu-ray player, games console) on your home network.

Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g., NAS).

While Serviio is free, additional features are available in the Pro version.


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