Download Media Server - Best Software & Apps

  • Plex

    3.0.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    A free streaming app for the modern world

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

    10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily create your own webcasts

    7
    142 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
  • Octoshape

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

    5
    48 votes
    • PS3 Media Server

      1.72.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Create your Own media Streaming Server

      7
      221 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
    • DivX Software for Windows

      10.4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The official DivX player and converter

      7
      1353 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use attractive interface, Powerful media player, Includes a converter, Supports formats other than DivX
      • CONS: Converter is limited to 15 days, Big installation file
    • 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
    • EyeConnect

      1.6.7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Share multimedia content on your home network

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

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Playing Multimedia Files

      6
      13 votes
      • PROS: Play media files on any system, Supports every media formats available, Add subtitle to videos, Manage media files
      • CONS: Does not work with DVD and Blu-ray, May not support other media formats, Downloading media files could be illegal in some countries, Limited options for usage
    • 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
      • AirPlay/DLNA Receiver (LITE)

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A free video app for Android, by WaxRain Tech.

        6
        1 vote
        • 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
        • Internet TV Player-7

          1.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Watch More Than 100 TV Channels on Your Computer

          7
          39 votes
          • PROS: A long channel list, Simple and plain interface, Freeware Windows tool, New channels can be added
          • CONS: Some channels may not work, Could crash randomly on Windows 7, Doesn’t have a bookmark manager, Lacks proper playback controls
        • 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
          • Fmovies

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

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

            -
            No votes yet
            • VLC Streamer

              6.11

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              iPhone

              Stream VLC to your iPhone, iPad or iPod

              6
              12 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
            • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3150 Driver

              6.14.10.5134

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Download Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3150 Driver for Windows 2003* 64-bit

              8
              2 votes
              • 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
                • 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
                • 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
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