Download Media Server - Best Software & Apps

  • Wirecast

    wirecast-6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily create your own webcasts

    7
    129 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and understand, Offers professional webcast production, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media server
    • CONS: May not support all camera or DV types, Can be inflexible when changing input sources, Annoying "demonstration" message plays while you test it, Requires Quicktime already installed
  • Plex

    3.0.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    A free streaming app for the modern world

    9
    9 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Tons of features, New features are frequently added
    • CONS: Online TV is limited to free broadcasts
  • Octoshape

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

    5
    48 votes
    • Plex Media Server

      0.9.1107.803

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free (gpl) Home & hobby program for Windows

      6
      30 votes
      • PROS: Multiplatform
      • CONS: Requires technical knowledge
    • OS X Server

      10.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Apple's new and easier to use server software for OS X

      5
      10 votes
      • PROS: Simplified for new users, Packed with features, Support for both iOS and OS X, Allows you to use your Mac as a server
      • CONS: Lacks customisation and power of previous versions
    • Wild Media Server (UPnP, DLNA, HTTP)

      3.20

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Provides media resources computer other UPnP (DLNA) devices in the home network

      6
      15 votes
      • PS3 Media Server

        1.72.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Create your Own media Streaming Server

        7
        214 votes
        • PROS: Automatically encode in the following formats MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, Ready to launch and play no codecs needed on the receiving end
        • CONS: Although this package has everything you need setup is required and some expertise is necessary, Must already have hardware setup for Media servers this is only the distribution method
      • EyeConnect

        1.6.7

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Share multimedia content on your home network

        7
        35 votes
        • PROS: Easy installation, Clear, simple settings, Support for plugins
        • CONS: No information about extra plugins
      • VLC Streamer

        4.30

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        Stream VLC to your iPhone, iPad or iPod

        6
        11 votes
        • PROS: Simple to use, Streams almost all formats
        • CONS: No way to see time remaining on clip, No position syncing, Does not stream DRM content from iTunes store
      • Fmovies

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Plex Media Server plug-in designed for FMovies, G2G, Primewire and more.

        -
        No votes yet
        • Einthusan

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Plex Media Server plug-in designed for Einthusan website (Indian/Hindi) movies

          6
          1 vote
          • Universal Media Server

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Free home media server streaming with Universal Media Server

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Automatically scans content on home networks, Free and open source tool
            • CONS: Somewhat confusing setup, Does not work with some compatible devices
          • Unison

            2.27.157

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            File synchronization utility for keeping files up to date on removable devices

            8
            4 votes
            • TwonkyMedia Server

              6.0.28

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Share media devices throughout your home

              5
              24 votes
              • PROS: Works via the web browser, Easy to use and setup
              • CONS: Won't play DRM protected music
            • Wild Media Server (UPnP, DLNA, HTTP)

              3.20

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Play music, videos and photos on your UPnP (DLNA) home devices from your computer

              10
              1 vote
              • KooRaRoo Media

                1.4.0

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                DLNA server & organizer with transcoding, parental controls, subtitles and much more!

                8
                2 votes
                • younity

                  1.11.2

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  iPhone

                  Free personal media server: Access, stream, and share all your videos, music, photos, and files from any device

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • Pixel Media Server - DMS

                    varies-with-device

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Android

                    A free video app for Android, by TATA Consultancy Services

                    -
                    No votes yet
                    • Media Server

                      7.4

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Android

                      A free multimedia app for Android, by Jose Luis Larraz

                      -
                      No votes yet
                      • Subsonic

                        4.6

                        License
                        free Download
                        Platform
                        Windows

                        Excellent free streaming media server

                        6
                        36 votes
                        • PROS: Includes everything you need to start the server, Works with popular media players, Lots of features for both administrators and common users
                        • CONS: Configuration takes a while
                      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                      1wirecast-61297.1Windows
                      21.72.02147Windows, Mac
                      31.6.7356.7Mac
                      44.6366Windows
                      51.0485.1Windows