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MiniDLNA is described as '(aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee …' and is a Media Server in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MiniDLNA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like MiniDLNA are Universal Media Server, Serviio, Infuse and OSMC.

MiniDLNA alternatives are mainly Media Servers but may also be Media Centers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MiniDLNA.
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MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is...

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  1. Plex icon

    Plex

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku

    Plex is a one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, sports & music. Check good movies to watch on Plex and stream all your personal media libraries on every device.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModePlex allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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  2. Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux.

    ⚫︎ LightweightUniversal Media Server consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network.

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    Infuse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Mac

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.

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  5. OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet.

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    PS3 Media Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Streama

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted

    Ever had a huge bookshelf full of shows and movies? Ever wanted to digitalize them, but didn't have a good way of organizing the files? Worry no more! Streama is your own personal Netflix for just such a purpose!

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    Gerbera

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gerbera is a free UPnP media server forked from the now discontinued MediaTomb project. It's highly compatible and works with many devices including TVs, Playstation, Android & iOS phones and tablets.

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    MiniDLNA was hard to configure

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    TVersity

    • Windows

    TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, regardless of the codec limitations of the device.

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    very poor codec support, hardly anything works

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    VLC Streamer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad

    Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

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