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5 Excellent Linux Media Servers for the Enterprise

Mar 07, 2011, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"A good stout Linux media server has a home in the enterprise because it's a better tool than traditional file shares for storing, archiving, and sharing multimedia presentations.

"You can share your music, videos, and photos on your network via regular folder shares, but using a media server gives you additional functionality and lets you stream to more devices. A Linux media server has a home in the enterprise because it's a superior tool for storing, archiving, and sharing company multimedia presentations.

"Here are five different media servers that you can run on Linux machines:

"MediaTomb

"MediaTomb is an open source UPnP media server, implementing the UPnP MediaServer V 1.0 specification, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It runs on x86, Alpha, ARM, MIPS, Sparc, and PowerPC with support for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Mac OS X."

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