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The following table compares the OS support and basic features of various UPnP AV MediaServers

Name License Cost Mac *nix Windows Audio Images Video On-The-Fly A/V Transcoding Web Interface
360 Media Server GPL Free No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
BRisa MIT Free No Yes No ?? Yes ?? No Yes
Coherence MIT Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [1] Yes [2]
Elgato Eyeconnect Prop. $49.95 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
FUPPES GPL Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GeeXboX GPL Free No Yes[3] No Yes[4] Yes[4] Yes[4] No Yes
Gmediaserver GPL Free No Yes No Yes No Yes No No
MediaTomb GPL Free Yes [5] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mezzmo Prop. / license violating[6] $24.95 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
myiHome Prop. Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
MythTV with uPnP GPL Free Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PS3 Media Server GPL Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PyMedS MIT Free Yes Yes No ?? ?? ?? Yes [7] No
SimpleCenter Premium Prop. $19.99 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TVersity Prop. Free No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TwonkyMedia Server Prop. $29.95 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [8] Yes
Vuze GPL Free Yes Yes Yes ?? ?? ?? No No
Windows Media Connect Prop. [9] No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
XBMC Media Center GPL Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Yazsoft Playback Prop. $15.00 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Rivet Prop. $18.95 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Nullriver Medialink Prop. $20.00 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Serviio Prop. Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

External links

  • upnp-database.info Community based approach to build a database of UPnP devices' capabilities

Notes

  1. ^ Audio: using gstreamer, Video: work in progress
  2. ^ Work in progress
  3. ^ GeeXboX is provided as its own Linux distribution
  4. ^ a b c HomePage: GeeXboX
  5. ^ Mac support provided by Fink at http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/mediatomb
  6. ^ FFmpeg's Hall of Shame
  7. ^ Uses ffmpeg for video only
  8. ^ Transcoding supported in TMS 5.0 and later on the PC. Must download FFmpeg, VLC or other 3rd-party transcoding engines to use
  9. ^ Must purchase a Microsoft Windows license to use
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