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Multi-OS DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server

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  • johnt6421
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    - just here TO TELL SUKRAM to SUKDICK.. How stupid can a person be. That is how damn dumb, ignorant and unpleasant to boot. Get lost.. then get a clue. you idiot. that is all.. keep up the great work, please. - JT

    Posted 03/21/2014
  • ecurbnosneb
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Brilliant. Best DLNA server I've tried so far (nas4free, freenas, XBMC, plex, WMP, WMC etc). The windows version was easier to work with then the linux headless (ie, no gui). Strangely on either version the best performance (on cpu and memory) came when I turned off all transcoding. Transcoding would all but pin the CPUs on my windows home server (dual hyperthreaded atom) or linux 11 on hyper-v (quad core). While this obviously reduces flexibility (ie, can't stream to as many clients) I used Skifta + VLC on my Samsung Galaxy S and Kindle Fire (original) and performance over my wifi N 300 network is (so far) flawless with server CPUs only showing a few percentage points increase when playing movies (mp4, m4v, encoded using handbrake defaults). Update: I can't get transcoding (movies, web videos such as TED) to work well. They run for a few minutes max, and then quit. Still meets my needs, since I don't need transcoding, but I backed off my ratings a bit.

    Posted 03/20/2014
  • mscritsm
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I was surprised how well it worked and how easy it was to install (on Windows in my case). It still has some rough edges, though. Most of the time the video was as good as what I've seen from commercial products like playon, but occasionally there were glitches and brief digital "blocking". Also, it couldn't scan large directories with hundreds of videos without timing out. I wish it could support commercial streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, but because it's open source I suspect these companies won't allow it because too much of their inner workings would become available (for example, somebody modifying the code to copy the decoded stream). But all my DLNA devices saw it and streamed from it. It also put all my drives online without having to add them first, a plus.

    Posted 03/19/2014
  • s7eele
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is truly awesome software, I have been using it for years and years to serve every audio and video file in my local media library to my PS3, Sony Bravia TV, Iphone 4 and android phone. Works great for streaming files from my pc to other devices but it also earns high praise from me for allowing access to XBMC Add-Ons running on my pc from my PS3. I use my PS3 to access the XBMC add-ons to find the media I want, it then converts it to the right format as necessary and plays it as if it were a file local to the PS3. Sorry it was so wordy, hope I got my point across. Much longer review than I expected to write but I really do not know how I would have survived the past few years without this application. @sukram - not sure what you installed but I can assure you that Universal Media Server is not a hoax of any kind. Peace!

    Posted 03/18/2014
  • sk8n8or
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I won't even pretend to have a handle on UMS. I know I've wanted something like this since I started streaming. I've got PLEX & Playon and Servio and others but Universal is IT. No expert but I'm streaming from a MVGroup Documentary through UMS as I type this--started 40 minutes ago. Quality is Excellent. This is gonna kick some major ass is my "at first look" assessment. I just have no idea about the Support but it should be a "Mind Hive" project..i.e., WE are/will be the support--with Main Players leading the way, of course.

    Posted 03/17/2014
  • sukram
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    THIS IS A HOAX AND SPAM! The windows 8 installer tries to install everything but the program. After declining it all the media server is NOT installed, only vlc seems to be updated. Fuck You for abusing sf.net!

    Posted 03/17/2014
  • cantos42
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Installed and running in under 5 minutes. Works GREAT!

    Posted 03/13/2014
  • spots
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The best media server available.

    Posted 12/01/2013
  • simonvenders
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Interesting soft!

    Posted 07/29/2013
  • nurkamol
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice one of server, thanx!

    Posted 06/21/2013
  • dlubcdi
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software, thank you.

    Posted 06/20/2013