Sony UK recommends Serviio
- Published: Friday, 13 May 2011 14:35
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.
Version 0.5.2 released
- Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011 17:55
This release was not originally planned, but because there was a problem with transcoding MKV files with AAC audio I decided to make this patch release. It fixes few more defects as well and I also put in some new features to make it worth upgrading :-)
There is now a much tighter intergation with Samsung C/D series devices - bookmarks (resume) should now work more reliably, subtitles menu is now available and selecting Video/Audio/Images in the TV's menu will take you straight to the appropriate Serviio's browsing category (this is not supported on BD players).
There is also added support for video thumbnails on XBox 360 - it just makes it so much nicer browsing experience.
Now I can finally focus on 0.6, which will bring online content streaming.
As always, thanks to the beta testers who participated on this release and to translation authors.
Version 0.5 released
- Published: Sunday, 23 January 2011 19:25
I'm happy to announce that Serviio 0.5 is ready for consumption. This one was quite a big update for me and I hope you guys will find it useful.
One of the main updates is a completely new renderer profile management. It will enable you to select a profile for each of your devices independently. We have done some work in terms of automatic profile detection and it should work for most existing profiles. For the other devices, please let us know on the forum.
Another interesting feature is retrieving descriptive metadata (e.g. title, author, series name, etc) for video files from Swisscenter and XBMC files. Those are alternatives to the current online metadata extractor and would enable you to completely manage your metadata (as those tools have metadata editing capabilities, alternative online searches, etc). The current online metadata search can now retrieve data in your preferred language (if it exists).
One of the most sought after features recently has been the possibility to edit browsing menu on the device. This is now included in the application and should be flexible enough to meet the needs of most of you.
The are a lot more in this release (see Release Notes - 0.5), so go ahead and give it a go. I have already some ideas for 0.5.1 (audio transcoding being the most important) and then, 0.6 should be all about the online streaming.
I have to give my massive thanks to all the beta testers and people who contributed to translating the app - it's very much appreciated.
Version 0.5.1 released
- Published: Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:12
Hi all Serviio fans. The latest greatest 0.5.1 is now out and it means you can enjoy even more media formats on your telly.
This release was mainly focused around audio files transcoding, so you should now be able to play your FLAC, OGG, m4a files without losing quality. Audio transcoding has been set up with the most common profiles, please contribute your settings on the forum.
Other improvements in this release include more settings to transcoding configuration, 'resume playback' functionality for Samsung C series devices and quite a few bug fixes. The whole list is here: Release Notes - 0.5.1
My thanks go, as always, to the betatesters who took part in this release, people who contributed translations and the guys who help me help you on the forums. Keep it up!
100k downloads hit
- Published: Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:43
Yes, that's right. Serviio media server has now been downloaded 100 000 times. That's pretty unbelievable, how many DLNA geeks got on these pages. Thanks to all the users who are actively proposing new features to push this product in the way you guys want.
Keep it up, let's go for a million :-D