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    OSMC

    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...

    Free Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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    Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    PS3 Media Server

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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    MediaTomb

    MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

    • Discontinued Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via http://alternativeto.net/software/gerbera/ See http://mediatomb.cc/
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    HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted PHP

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    iMediaShare

    Play videos from your mobile to your HD TV! No box, no cables, no TV apps! Just pick a video and tap to play! Any time, any place, any screen - with iMediaShare in...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    ZeroNet: Play

    'Play' has just appeared on ZeroNet, a server-less P2P network that utilizes Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent technology.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web ZeroNet

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    TVersity

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Flipps

    Watch the latest news, live sports events, YouTube and music videos on TV. Requires only phone/tablet and an optional connected TV. Supports Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    Flinger.co

    Flinger.co is a web app that enables interaction between just about any connected TV that has a web browser and a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Simply create a new...

    Free Web Android Chrome OS Windows Phone

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    • Discontinued Website unavailable.

Universal Media Server Comments

Not bad but...

Comment by bernard33
about Universal Media Server · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

Very convenient for live subtitles, but apparently doesn't do fast forward so not so good

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Difference between Universal Media Server and PS3 Media Server

Comment by NateLogan
about Universal Media Server and PS3 Media Server · Nov 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

What is the difference between Universal Media Server and PS3 Media Server? Or rather, why should I use UMS instead of original PS3MS?

For the most part, nothing.

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To me it seems like the main difference is branding. In terms of functionality it seems almost identical, the same features, etc. I believe UMS just has more support for other devices and media servers (hence the Universal part).

There are a lot of differences between the two programs. Some different features are that UMS has "Live Subtitles", which automatically downloads and uses subtitles from the internet, UMS has automatic plugin installation, lossless video muxing (which PMS used to have but they removed it last year) and more. There is a comparison page at http://www.universalmediaserver.com/comparison/

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