Twonky Server is an application that you can easily use to stream multimedia content over a home or small business network. It’s compatible with PCs, as well as with embedded and mobile platforms.
You can use it to aggregate multimedia files from other servers and make them available from one central source. With Twonky Server you can create a large collection of music, photos and movies that you can share and view from anywhere there is a device connected to the server. And since it’s a DLNA compliant Digital Media Server it can bridge a connection between hundreds of devices.
Configuring the server takes you no time as it is ready to launch immediately after it is installed. By default it places as your ‘Music’, ‘Photos’ and ‘Videos’ folders as the primary sources for media files but you can easily change these and make them available for aggregation. You can also add new folders from your computer even if they are found on removable drives.
With the ‘Aggregation’ feature switched on, you can have the computer that is running Twonky Server do one of three things. You can tell it to ignore all newly found media, list all the items in the navigation tree of the aggregation server or copy them to the main server. With all the files indexed, you can preview them from your browser to make sure nothing inappropriate leaks out.
Twonky Server supports a very large number of formats for all the three media categories it uses. This makes it a very practical solution for environments where people tend to use more than the typical files.
Twonky Server is by all means a handy, comprehensive and practical solution for all those who want to be able to centralize all their media content into one place and stream it from there across their entire network.