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    IIS Media Services Alternatives

    IIS Media Services is described as ', an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform, delivers true HD (720p+) live and on-demand streaming, DVR functionality, and real-time analytics support to computers, TVs, and mobile devices' and is a Media Server in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to IIS Media Services for Linux, Mac, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is Universal Media Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IIS Media Services are Serviio (Freemium), MiniDLNA (Free, Open Source), Gerbera (Free, Open Source) and TVersity (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    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.
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    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. Basic features * DLNA 1.
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    3. MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee …
    4. 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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    5. 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.


    6. 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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    7. 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 to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

      Discontinued

      Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via Gerbera

      See http://mediatomb.cc/

    8. Rygel is a home media solution that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network. In technical terms it is both a UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer implemented through a plug-in mechanism.
    9. uShare is a UPnP (TM) A/V & DLNA Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files to clients.
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    10. TwonkyServer makes it possible for your DLNA devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they're stored. Using your device's remote and menu system, view your computer's media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.
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