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Serviio DLNA server (instead of PC Share Manager)

by gregneff / November 5, 2009 8:31 PM PST

Further to my ?PC Share Manager - feature request? thread, I have since discovered that there is a new DLNA server available called Serviio. It?s free to download from

I installed it last night and it takes care of much of my wish list. What I liked about Serviio is that it?s much faster than PC Share Manager, it builds the media library in the background, and it automatically updates the media library when files are added or removed from the folders.

I recommend that others here give it a try, and provide feedback both here and to Serviio.

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Serviio DLNA server (instead of PC Share Manager)
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 6, 2009 2:05 AM PST


I look forward to keeping track of this thread, and the feedback that people offer.


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Works with Macs
by PBanndJ / November 24, 2009 4:24 AM PST

It would be great if Samsung had built-in support for Macintosh computers out of the box (what's up with that, HDTech? Your guys aren't exactly thinking with their LinkSticks, if you catch my drift). Until that time, however, Serviio is an adequate workaround.

I downloaded and set up the program on my MacBook Pro last night and within half an hour, I was connected and playing files from my computer on my new LN46B750U1F. While it's not perfect (can only play/pause - not rewind), it'll do the trick and keep me from returning the Wi-Fi adapter for the time being.

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by dstormyd / December 19, 2009 6:34 PM PST

only to report that on my LE40B650T2 Serviio (on windows) works like a charm.. out of box..
Shared folders are read fast with fast background checks so you don't have to update anything... Serviio will do it for ya Wink
Movies are recognized and updated with picture it self (no image cropping).

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on 10.5.8
by joemok / March 13, 2010 10:00 PM PST
In reply to: a charm...

i have a mac os x (10.5.2) on an older white macbook (presumably a 32-bit machine). because 32-bit machines do not run java 6, does that mean i can't use serviio unless i updgrade the os to 10.6?

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Success with Serviio
by donbuczynski / December 30, 2010 4:59 AM PST

Installed Serviio 0.4.2 on a Windows 7 pro laptop and it works very well with a Samsung A950. Out of the box, Serviio required a minor configuration change to get proper transcoding for the TV but much easier than Tversity. Serviio does not support transcoding of as many media formats as Tversity though. For that, use MediaCoder to transcode media to mp4 and point Serviio at the transcode results. I would recommend giving it a try to anyone who has had trouble using other DLNA server applications.

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