Download Streaming Server - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44749 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
      222 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
      • Vibe Streamer

        2.06

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create your own music streaming server

        9
        12 votes
        • Universal Media Server

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Free home media server streaming with Universal Media Server

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          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
        • BroadCam Streaming Video Server

          2.35

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Broadcast live video on the Internet

          -
          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
          • BroadWave Streaming Audio Server

            2.00

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            BroadWave is audio streaming software designed to broadcast...

            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
            • Streamerp2p

              1.46

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Start a streaming radio station with no server required

              8
              6 votes
              • 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
                • 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
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