Universal Media Server

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Free home media server streaming with Universal Media Server

Universal Media Server is a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-complaint Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Media Server. The free open-source application works with major operating systems to stream videos, audios and images with minimal or no configuration. While Universal Media Server has lots of free features, there are issues. Setting up the home server for streaming videos, music and photos is relatively complex and there are problems with performance. The application often fails to work with devices that are supposedly compatible. There is also no remote access capability. View full description

PROS

  • Automatically scans content on home networks
  • Free and open source tool

CONS

  • Somewhat confusing setup
  • Does not work with some compatible devices

Universal Media Server is a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-complaint Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Media Server. The free open-source application works with major operating systems to stream videos, audios and images with minimal or no configuration. While Universal Media Server has lots of free features, there are issues. Setting up the home server for streaming videos, music and photos is relatively complex and there are problems with performance. The application often fails to work with devices that are supposedly compatible. There is also no remote access capability.

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Universal Media Server Varies with device