Add-In: Serviio for Windows Home Server

Serviio for Windows Home Server is an add-in for v1 users which integrates the free Serviio DLNA media server into the console.

Serviio for Windows Home Server

With this add-in you can 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 1.5 compatible UPnP media server
  • streams audio, video (SD & HD) and image files in their native format or transcoded in real-time
  • automatically updates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file
  • wide array of localized library browsing options
  • supports different editable renderer profiles
  • supports automatic renderer detection and per-IP profile assignment
  • extracts metadata of your media files the way you want it, incl. embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources (in preferred language), XBMC, Swisscenter
  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.
  • supports external subtitles
  • categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series

Supported renderers:

  • any DLNA-compliant device should work
  • Samsung TVs and Bluray players (supports additional features, e.g. subtitles)
  • Sony TVs and Bluray players
  • Panasonic TVs
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • LG TVs and Bluray players (supports subtitles)
  • Toshiba TVs
  • WDTV Live
  • Oppo BDP-83
  • MusicPal
  • DirecTV DVR
  • … and many more

Supported media files:

  • Audio: MP3( .mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma), AAC (.m4a), OGG (.ogg, .oga), FLAC (.flac)
  • Video: MPEG-1 (.mpg, .mpeg), MPEG-2 PS (.mpg, .mpeg, vob, mod), MPEG-2 TS (.ts, .m2ts), MPEG-4 (.mp4, m4v, mov), AVI (.avi, .divx), Windows Media Video (.wmv, .asf), Matroska (.mkv), Flash (.flv, .f4v), DVR-MS (.dvr, .dvr-ms), WTV (.wtv)
  • Image: JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PNG (.png)

You still have to install Serviio, but this add-in enables you to configure Serviio from inside your WHS console.

Currently in beta release, version is available to download from here.

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  1. Gordon Currie says:

    Serviio looks pretty good so far. However, it conflicted so badly with my SqueezeBox Server that I had to uninstall it.

    I also was using it with an Oppo BD player that has ‘experimental’ DLNA support. Some things worked and others did not.

    Recommended if you have a *true* DLNA device and no SqueezeBox product.

    • Ben says:

      What type of issues did you have with servio and the Oppo? I am using asset and I cant get it to play more than 1 or 2 songs without freezing. I was ussing the paid version of asset.

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