Media Server Comparison

DLNA Media Server Vendors

Below you will find a table listing the DLNA Media Servers officially tested and supported by tubeCore, the Windows Media Center DLNA/UPnP front end. There are several Media Servers in the list already, and more to be added in the future. We did this to make it easier to decide which one is right for you.

The list contains objective and subjective information on the these Media Servers as compiled by staff. The Ease of Setup column  attempts to give a "scale of 1 to 10" (10 being "the easiest") rating of how easy the Media Server was to install and setup by someone who is unfamiliar with the software. We make no representations whatsoever about the quality of any of this software.

These Media Servers Work with tubeCore and the following game consoles

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Console Nintendo Wii

Last Updated On 5/28/2011
Media ServerIncluded TV StreamsImports RSS FeedsPriceStreams RealTimeActive Plugin DevelopmentEase of SetupStreams AudioStreams VideoStreams PicturesiTunes Media Support
Firefly Media Server None No $0.00 No No 5 Yes No No Yes
J. River Media Center None No $49.98 No No 6 Yes Yes Yes No
nero MediaHome YouTube, Netflix, CinemaNow Yes $39.99 Yes No 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayOn Netflix, Hulu, CBS, YouTube, CNN, ESPN, Amazon VOD, and many others No $39.99 Yes Yes 7 No Yes No No
PS3 Media Server None Yes $0.00 Yes No 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tversity YouTube, and many video serving websites using the Tversity toolbar Yes $0.00 Yes Yes 7 Yes Yes No Yes
Tversity Pro YouTube, Hulu Yes $29.95 Yes Yes 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Twonky Media YouTube Yes $39.95 Yes No 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes

This information only includes features available in the base software installation. Some Media Servers have additional features via plug-ins and upgrades. Please visit the websites of the Media Server vendors to learn more.

If you would like to see other software added to this list send an email to [email protected]. In the email include each column of info displayed in the table. Someone will try to get that information into the table ASAP.