Gerbera – open source media server

Gerbera is a UPnP media server which allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and consume it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. Gerbera implements the UPnP MediaServer V 1.0 specification

Gerbera should work with any UPnP compliant client.

The Gerbera application provides a web browser user interface.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Browse and playback your media via your network on all kinds of devices.
  • Web UI with a tree view of the database and the file system, allowing to add/remove/edit/browse your media.
  • Metadata extraction from MP3, OGG, AAC, M4A, FLAC, JPG (and many more) files.
  • Media thumbnail support.
  • Highly flexible media format transcoding via plugins / scripts.
  • Automatic directory rescans (timed, inotify).
  • User defined server layout based on extracted metadata.
  • Supports scrobbing.
  • On the fly video thumbnail generation.
  • Support for external URLs (create links to internet content and serve them via UPnP to your renderer).
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, BSD, Mac OS X. The software runs on different architectures including x86, ARM, and MIPS.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Gerbera Contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

Gerbera is written in C++ and JavaScript. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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