Version 0.6.2 released
I'm glad to announce that version 0.6.2 is now ready for consumption. This is a bug fixing release only, don't expect any added functionality, apart from translations. Read release notes for more details.
ServiiDroid - an Android Serviio controller released
Our forum member Will has written an android version of the console called ServiiDroid which allows you to manage and configure your Serviio server, directly from you android device.
If you are an android user then you can download it for free from the Android Market.
Version 0.6.1 released
This version brings additional features, optimizations and bug fixes to the online functionalities. Live stream support means you will now be able to listen to your favourite radio stations or watch TV stations with your Serviio clients. With a bit of work you will also be able to stream your PC's desktop to the TV.
Online plugin API has been extended to enable plugin developers delivering content not only from a feed but from any web resource (e.g. a web page). On this note, don't forget to update your plugins to the latest versions, some of the might not work otherwise.
There are also several additions to the management of online library, namely the possibility to specify a custom name, refresh a resource on demand and more.
More in the release notes.
As always, thanks go to the testers andother contributors who helped to make this happen.
Version 0.6.0.1 released
This is just a quick fix for those Windows users who are having problems installing and/or running the Serviio service. Users on other operating systems don't have to upgrade.
ServiioWHS - Windows Home Server add-in
Paul York has written a WHS add-in that enables you to control Serviio running on your WHS from within the WHS console rather than having to use Serviio console in Remote Desktop mode.
If you are a WHS owner head over to http://serviiowhs.codeplex.com for more details.
Version 0.6 released
It was a long time but the latest version of your favourite DLNA server is finally here. This release brings a lot of new features, most notably the possibility to stream content from online sources (no live streams yet). Just add a URL to a media feed and in a few moments you will be able to watch your favourite content.
There is a new plugin system as well. Some online sources need a non-trivial logic to retrieve its content, that's where plugins come in play. All you need to do is copy required plugin into Serviio's installation folder and you are ready to go. I have written a few and will continue doing so, but I'm also encouraging the community to take part.
Appart from that, there are a lot of fixes, performance improvements, increased device compatibility and other goodies, hopefully making this release the best so far.
My huge thanks go as usual to the beta testers, guys who help me at the forums or contributed with translations.
The next version, 0.6.1 will focus mostly on enhancing the online functionality in terms of optimization, CPU usage and hopefully support of live online streams.
Sony UK recommends Serviio
Serviio is now officially recommended DLNA server for Sony devices by Sony UK in their How to... use your BRAVIA or Sony Blu-ray player to view digital media via DLNA video. This is a great achievement and thanks go to all who got involved in making profiles for the Sony devices.