Download Streaming Server - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44232 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • 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
      220 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
    • BroadCam Free Streaming Video Server

      2.35

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Broadcast live video on the Internet

      10
      3 votes
      • 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
      • 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
      • BroadCam Streaming Video Server

        2.35

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Broadcast live video on the Internet

        -
        No votes yet
        • 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
        • Streamerp2p

          1.46

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Start a streaming radio station with no server required

          8
          6 votes
          • Vibe Streamer

            2.06

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create your own music streaming server

            9
            12 votes
            • BroadWave Streaming Audio Server

              2.00

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              BroadWave is audio streaming software designed to broadcast...

              10
              1 vote
              • 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
                • SSuite UltraCam Video Phone

                  2.4

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A server-less network video phone that is powered by DirectX for real-time video streaming.

                  9
                  6 votes
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