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    MiniDLNA Alternatives for Windows

    MiniDLNA is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Plex, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MiniDLNA and 17 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to MiniDLNA are Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), Serviio (Freemium), PS3 Media Server (Free, Open Source) and Streama (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
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      Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video.
      Some users think Plex is a great alternative to MiniDLNA, some don't.
    1. 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.
      Most users think Universal Media Server is a great alternative to MiniDLNA.


    2. 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.
    3. 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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      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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      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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      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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      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
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    4. Macast is an open source tool to use your computer as a DLNA media renderer, so you can cast videos, pictures and music from your phone (or another computer) to your desktop.
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      It communicates with its own API written entirely using our custom built command-line web crawler designed to scrape information from trusted files, updated every day.
    5. Mezzmo is the most feature-packed DLNA media server available today.
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