Apple’s Airplay allows you to wirelessly play videos from your computer to your Apple TV. But even if you are not using Apple products, you can still do wireless streaming across devices with DLNA connections. AllMediaServer is a desktop app that lets you watch movies, listen to music, and stream photos from your computer or phone to your DLNA-enabled TV.
AllMediaServer is easy to set up and run. Once installed, the DLNA-enabled TV can detect your computer and play any media file that you load. Your TV then becomes a music player, a video streaming player, and a photo gallery.
AllMediaServer can connect not only to TVs but also to consoles like Xbox and PS3, smartphones, Blu-ray players, and more. The DLNA device usually finds the correct file type depending on where you are in the client interface. So if you have a movie file loaded in AllMediaServer, your TV will be able to play them under the movies section.
Since all transcoding happens on the computer, AllMediaServer can stream any file format to your TV, including AVI, MP4, DIVX, FLV, and MKV. It can also play alternative audio files like FLAC. OGG, and AC3.
AllMediaServer is a nice app for anyone looking for a versatile DLNA server. The experience may not be as integrated as Apple’s Airplay, but with more video formats available to run and the fact that it simply works makes it a good enough implementation for most cable cutters.
- DLNA server that allows you to stream media from your computer to your TV.
- Works with Xbox, PS3, Bluray players and more.
- Support almost all major audio and video formats.
- Easy to use and install.
- Turns your TV into a connected media player.
- Windows only
Check out AllMediaServer @ http://www.allmediaserver.org