Best Open Source Linux Media Servers for the Enterprise

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:14 by aatif

Best Open Source Linux Media Servers for the Enterprise

Open Source Linux Media Servers


MediaTomb is an open source UPnP MediaServer.Its comes with very beautiful web user interface and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).It supported multiple operating system like x86, Alpha, ARM, MIPS, Sparc, and Power PC with support for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Mac OS X. By using MediaTomb you can stream your digital media through your home network and watch/listen it different type of UPnP compatible devices. MediaTomb uses a web based interface for setting your shared media directories and you can add, remove, edit, browse your media from your computer browser. MediaTomb currently supported number of features some of these are metadata extraction from mp3, ogg, flac, jpeg files,provide automatic directory re scans and Exif thumbnail support,support for Content Directory Service container updates and supported external URLs.


Jinzora is a free and open source web based multimedia application which allow you to stream digital music and videos to any internet connected computer using a web browser. It is written in PHP language and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).It runs on different platform like Windows, Linux, MacOS with Apache, IIS and more. It also supported major audio and video format and MP3, Ogg and MPEG etc. Jinzora support the simple flat file storage and different databases and also supported Metadata. It display the content directly form the web interface. By using Jinzora you can tag MP3,album covers,artist biographies and download songs and provided the multiple full featured theme able interfaces. You can stream your digital media to internet connected device.


Wizd is an open source media server for Syabas-based media players. It has been released under Public Domain license and supported different operating system like Linux, Windows, and NAS platforms. It is supported all your media like audio,video,photos etc. It utilize low memory usage which is less than 10 MB of disk space and browse faster than ever through your media. It allow you the customization features you can customize skins and also offer the features of bookmark for MPEG movies. Wizd consist of a simple DOS console which can be configured through a config file. You can create M3U play list compatible with Wizd and you can open Wizd directly in a web browser under Windows.Wizd has been successfully tested on number of network player some of these are I-O Data LinkPlayer, Snazio Net Cinema,Pinnacle SC 200, DigitalRise Xstream Player, Quartek I-Box 800 etc.

Firefly Media Server

Firefly Media Server is also known as mt-daapd is an open source audio media server. It is written in C language and released under GNU GPL license. It uses DAAP to share content with iTunes and Rhythmbox in Linux. It provide the features of on the fly trans coding for converting content format which not supported. Firefly Media Server provide the comprehensive web based interface. The installation process of this media server is very easy and you can used it very easily. Supported features of Firefly Media Server are supported Web-based configuration and Supported Roku SoundBridge via RSP,Supported user-created smart play lists and Supported serving streaming radio stations etc.