Serviio 1.5

Serviio uses a priority-based metadata extraction so that you can choose what metadata should describe your media files (e.g. audio track name, DVD cover, TV series and episodes names, etc.). These include metadata embedded into the media files themselves, locally stored metadata files (images, Swisscenter, XBMC, MyMovies) and metadata that can be obtained online. With this powerful tool you will be able to build your Serviio media library easily and effectively.   Serviio enables playback of online resources like RSS feeds, live streams or web site content so that you can listen to your favourite podcasts or watch latest TV programmes published online.   Serviio works with many devices from your connected home (TV, Playstation 3, XBox 360, smart phones, tablets, etc.). It supports profiles for particular devices so that it can be tuned to maximise the device`s potential and/or minimize lack of media format playback support (via transcoding).
Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g. NAS). Features Basic features  


  • streams audio, video (SD & HD) and image files in their native format or transcoded in real-time

  • streams content from online sources, like RSS feeds, live audio/video streams, web page content

  • includes a plugin system to support streaming from non-trivial online sources

  • automatically udpates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file

  • wide array of localized library browsing options

  • supports different editable renderer profiles

  • supports automatic renderer detection and per-IP profile assignment

  • extracts metadata of your media files the way you want it, incl. embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources (in preferred language), XBMC, Swisscenter, MyMovies

  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.

  • supports external subtitles

  • categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series

  • available for Windows, Linux and Mac (with the possibility to run the server part one one platform and console on another)


  Supported renderers  

  • Samsung TVs and Bluray players (supports additional features, e.g. subtitles)

  • Sony TVs and Bluray players

  • Panasonic TVs

  • Playstation 3

  • Xbox 360

  • LG TVs and Bluray players

  • Toshiba TVs

  • Sharp TVs

  • Philips TVs

  • WDTV Live (supports subtitles)

  • Oppo BDP-83

  • MusicPal

  • DirecTV DVR

  • Pure Flow deices

  • Android phones, iOS phones

  • ... and many more


  Supported media files  

  • Audio: MP3( .mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma), AAC (.m4a), OGG (.ogg, .oga), FLAC (.flac)

  • Video: MPEG-1 (.mpg, .mpeg), MPEG-2 PS (.mpg, .mpeg, vob, mod), MPEG-2 TS (.ts, .m2ts), MPEG-4 (.mp4, m4v, mov), AVI (.avi, .divx), Windows Media Video (.wmv, .asf), Matroska (.mkv), Flash (.flv, .f4v), DVR-MS (.dvr, .dvr-ms), WTV (.wtv), OGG (.ogv, .ogm), 3GP (.3gp)

  • Image: JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PNG (.png)


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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

1.5 [02-05-15]

  • reworked the way files are indexed to the library; ticket #410
  • changed the way removable drives are handled, incl. removing the 'Scan for file additions and updates' setting for shared folders; ticket #820
  • requires Java 8 to run (Linux)
  • bundles Java runtime with the Windows and OSX versions; ticket #666
  • OSX installer starts Serviio on the system start-up as a service; ticket #290
  • CDS API now returns movie / episode cast information in the ObjectMetadata mode (Pro only)
  • video player in MediaBrowser now includes additional metadata and links to IMDB and TheMovieDb.org, where available (Pro only)
  • MediaBrowser now uses the Presentation settings (Display and Disabled only) (Pro only)
  • CDS API enables passing accessGroupId to browse and search requests (Pro only); ticket #788
  • added serviio.cdsAnonymousAccess system property that enabled access to mediaBrowser without logging in
  • live streams are now using less internet bandwidth for concurrent viewing (for the same profile and quality); ticket #673
  • searching for updates to already shared files now uses the preferred setting in the console; ticket #775
  • ignores @eadir folder from being indexed; ticket #774
  • added the possibility to filter out videos based on Rating for Limited access groups; ticket #789
  • added mjpeg container to transcoding matching
  • stored shared folders must be exclusive, ie no duplicates are allowed; ticket #796
  • ignore folders with a .nomedia file from adding to the library; ticket #582
  • identify movie metadata by IMDB id in file names; ticket #668
  • added support for .3g2 files; ticket #704
  • updated audio transcoding matching to copy the audio stream when bitrate is the same; ticket #793
  • added Recent Unwatched videos category; ticket #593
  • added Last Added Albums audio category; ticket #716
  • added transcoding matching for videos with multichannel audio; ticket #580
  • added transcoding support for videos with speex audio streams; ticket #540
  • added transcoding support for videos with H265 / HEVC video streams; ticket #772
  • ability to turn-off chunked HTTP transport for a profile, where it is normally applicable; ticket #529
  • updated Sony BDP profile not to transcode DTS audio; ticket #371
  • filters out search categories that belong to disabled browsing categories
  • added support for thumbnails for Online container resources; ticket #694
  • updated XBox One profile with MKV support; ticket #827
  • added profile for Raumfeld devices; ticket #814
  • use HTML5 player for Android (Chrome) in MediaBrowser, incl. Chromecast support (Pro only); ticket #809
  • updated Sony TV 2014 profile; ticket #812

Other versions : 1.4.1.2 1.4.1.1 1.4.1 1.4 1.3.1 1.3 0.6.2 0.6.1

v1.4.1.2 [03-27-14]

  • MediaBrowser player window now displays the context of the playlist items; ticket #745 (Pro only)
  • MediaBrowser playlist is scrollable using arrow keys; ticket #752 (Pro only)
  • added a profile for Toshiba REGZA 2012-
  • updated iOS profile to transcode less files (requires iPad2 at least); ticket #753
  • new XBMC-style thumbnail naming is now supported (filename-thumb.jpg, filename-poster.jpg); ticket #758
  • if album artist is missing, use artist value instead; ticket #747
  • license checking thread now runs once a day not to wake NASes too often; ticket #739
  • added support for MySql queries; ticket #750
  • added MediaFormatProfiles for video files with DTS and DTS-HD audio
  • added support for transcoding DTS-HD MA audio; ticket #710
  • added profile for Roku
  • updated profiles for Viera devices; ticket #765
  • added profile for Sony BDP 2013 models

v1.4.1.1 [03-21-14]

  • MediaBrowser player window now displays the context of the playlist items; ticket #745 (Pro only)
  • MediaBrowser playlist is scrollable using arrow keys; ticket #752 (Pro only)
  • added a profile for Toshiba REGZA 2012-
  • updated iOS profile to transcode less files (requires iPad2 at least); ticket #753
  • new XBMC-style thumbnail naming is now supported (filename-thumb.jpg, filename-poster.jpg); ticket #758
  • if album artist is missing, use artist value instead; ticket #747
  • license checking thread now runs once a day not to wake NASes too often; ticket #739
  • added support for MySql queries; ticket #750
  • added MediaFormatProfiles for video files with DTS and DTS-HD audio
  • added support for transcoding DTS-HD MA audio; ticket #710
  • added profile for Roku
  • updated profiles for Viera devices; ticket #765
  • added profile for Sony BDP 2013 models

v1.4.1 [03-12-14]

  • MediaBrowser player window now displays the context of the playlist items; ticket #745 (Pro only)
  • MediaBrowser playlist is scrollable using arrow keys; ticket #752 (Pro only)
  • added a profile for Toshiba REGZA 2012-
  • updated iOS profile to transcode less files (requires iPad2 at least); ticket #753
  • new XBMC-style thumbnail naming is now supported (filename-thumb.jpg, filename-poster.jpg); ticket #758
  • if album artist is missing, use artist value instead; ticket #747
  • license checking thread now runs once a day not to wake NASes too often; ticket #739
  • added support for MySql queries; ticket #750
  • added MediaFormatProfiles for video files with DTS and DTS-HD audio
  • added support for transcoding DTS-HD MA audio; ticket #710
  • added profile for Roku
  • updated profiles for Viera devices; ticket #765
  • added profile for Sony BDP 2013 models

v1.4 [12-24-13]

  • a totally new MediaBrowser (Pro only)
  • CDS /browse method now includes ETag header indicating if the response can be cached by the clients; ticket #714 (Pro only)
  • subtitles character encoding setting is now used also when converting softsubs
  • metadata flag (M) for shared folders now affects all types of descriptive metadata, not just online
  • added support for transcoding 4-2-2 pixel format videos for playback on older player which only support 4-2-0; ticket #671, #709
  • loggs stack trace when a plugin fails; ticket #728
  • added support for some rare files to Sony BDP profiles; ticket #725
  • extended caching online items for WebResource plugins to items that don't expire immediately
  • added presentation category for MPAA movie rating; ticket #380
  • added profile for Telenet Yelo TV
  • added getOnlineFeedExpiryInterval() shared method for the plugins; ticket #735
  • CDS search mechanism changed to give more accurate results; ticket #696
  • added profile for Xbox One
  • added profile for Sony 2013 TVs; ticket #724
  • split Samsung C/D/E/F profile to C/D and E/F for more reliable support of online content on E/F series

v1.3.1 [08-18-13]

  • added profile for Yamaha BD-A1020; ticket #695
  • added profile for Roku (via Chaneru)
  • added log warning if the server and the console are not the same version

v1.3 [08-14-13]

  • updated MediaBrowser to work on iOS devices (Pro only)
  • added Search to CDS API; ticket #607 (Pro only)
  • added thumbnails for folders to CDS API (Pro only); ticket #588
  • added default Access Group setting for renderers (Pro only); ticket #590
  • removed the watermark from MediaBrowser player (Pro only)
  • added the option to disable access to all new renderers by default
  • added thumbnails for folders; ticket #271
  • added support for higher resolution thumbnails; ticket #634
  • fixed re-invoking transcoding command when previous attempt fails due to a temporary condition; ticket #578
  • fixed delivering hardsubs for files including '&' on Windows
  • fixed MP3 year metadata extraction for ID3 v2.3 tags TIME value
  • removed system tray icon on OSX, all the options are now present on the Serviio-Console dock icon
  • added the option to transcode to H264
  • added the option to transcode to HLS (Http Live Streaming); ticket #560
  • added Audio -> Albums browsing category; ticket #367
  • keeping metadata (incl. cover art) when trancsoding to mp3; ticket #650
  • added Release year browsing category for videos; ticket #609
  • added support for VTT subtitles
  • added support for MOV text subtitles
  • added serviio.onlineContentTimeout system property to control timeout for checking online content availability
  • added 'Last Listened' and 'Random Albums' audio categories; ticket #542
  • profile ID max. length increased to 20 characters
  • updated WebResource plugin logic when handling items that expire immediately; ticket #626
  • album tracks are now sorted by disc number, where available; ticket #486
  • it is possible to provide character encoding of subtitle files when using hardsubs; ticket #643
  • updated series sorting; ticket #511
  • added multi CPU support to thumbnail generation; ticket #464
  • it's now possible to retrieve online thumbnails with a specific user agent; ticket #659
  • added ServiioLink support in the console; ticket #541
  • added detection of the server waking up from sleep; ticket #192
  • added feed parsing re-try mechanism; ticket #639
  • changed episode title formatting in Titles view; ticket #676
  • implemented support for Artists audio category on XBox 360; ticket #605
  • it is now possible to filter out Series data from some browsing categories; ticket #610
  • added support for import/export of online resources; ticket #494
  • image resolutions are now configurable in profile; ticket #640
  • added support for mp2 audio files; ticket #679
  • added support for wavpack audio files; ticket #647
  • added profile for Philips NP Streamium; ticket #629
  • added support for Musepack and Monkey's audio files; ticket #370
  • updated series metadata search for file names including release year

v0.6.2 [07-10-12]

  • added support for live (online) streams; ticket #355
  • added support for WebResource online repositories and plugin system; ticket #415
  • updated wdtv live with online transcoding; ticket #414
  • added detection for new DirecTV devices; ticket #417
  • enhanced online feed data caching to lower CPU load and time needed to access them; ticket #402
  • online feeds are not listed unless they have been parsed; ticket #422
  • added configuration for (non h264) flv to online transcoding; ticket #425
  • added media format profiles for audio: AAC_ADTS, AAC_ADTS_320
  • max. number of returned feed items now only related to items of the requested file type; ticket #462
  • in a case of an error while accessing feed item we won't try again until the feed expires; ticket #459
  • updated error message in a case of invalid online resource URL in the console; ticket #458
  • passes real file size to renderers for content that is already fully transcoded; ticket #426
  • added possibility to assign display names to online repositories; ticket #405
  • enabled editing online resources; ticket #399
  • added possibility to enable/disable and force refresh single online resource; ticket #423
  • videos with no audio track are now supported; ticket #251
  • added transcoding setting to enable/disable producing the best quality possible
  • added support for AppleHttp online protocol; ticket #478
  • added Manufacturer device detection field; ticket #406
  • Windows installer (during upgrade) creates a back up copy of the original profiles.xml; ticket #377
  • console is now automatically started only for the user who installed it (on Windows); ticket #342
  • added ftyp major brand (for mp4 video files) to trancoding matchers; ticket 451
  • added media format profiles MPEG4_H263_3GPP_P0_L10_AMR, MPEG4_H263_MP4_P0_L10_AAC for H264 native playback; ticket #418
  • optimized memory allocation; ticket #396
  • added profile for Philips devices; ticket #437
  • added VP8 video codec transcoding support
  • split Bravia profiles to 2009/2010/2011
  • merged Sony SMP profile with Sony BD profile
 
  • fixed feeds disappearing after some time (e.g. overnight); ticket #416
  • fixed updating metadata of currently shared files forced by new metadata files (e.g. folder.jpg)
  • fixed installation folder on Windows 64 bit OS
  • fixed max. number of audio channels to be used when transcoding to AC3; ticket #443
  • trimming URL when saving online content; ticket #455
  • fixed parsing of feeds beginning with BOM; ticket #411
  • manually assigned renderer profiles now stay even if the device auto-detects to another one; ticket #343
  • fixed detection of H264 level to take into account both, value in AVC header as well as number of reference frames; ticket #450
  • fixed on-the-fly plugin recompilation; ticket #483
  • updated transcoding API to enable to easily turn off transcoding without providing other information; ticket #484
 
  • updated Apache Derby to 10.8.2.2
  • updated FFmpeg to 0.9

v0.6.1 [01-12-12]

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