Mezzmo turns your PC into a Digital Library Network Alliance media server that can connect to nearly any media device and stream nearly any file to all your home network displays. Mezzmo rips CDs and creates and imports playlists, too -- even iTunes libraries. It has a more intuitive and "software-like" layout than Windows Media Center and similar apps.
DLNA: Mezzmo's Digital Library Network Alliance helps participating manufacturers ensure compatibility and interoperability among digital multimedia devices.
Media Devices: The Media Devices sheet manages all attached devices, from game controllers to home stereos. If you have a static IP address, you can tell Mezzmo to identify devices only by IP address.
Transcoding: Transcoding options include CPU priority, FFmpeg application folder and updates, and the ability to turn off transcoding for all connected devices.
Home network security: Setting up Mezzmo as a home media server might require changes to your firewall and other security software and settings. The issue isn't limited to Mezzmo or DLNA but applies to any home media network, especially wireless networks.
If you'd like a single application to stream all your media to and from all your devices but don't care for Windows Media Center's way of doing things, try Mezzmo. It has more user options and flexibility than Media Center and a more familiar look and feel, too.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Mezzmo 4.1.3.
Mezzmo works with popular web browsers and UPnP/DLNA-enabled devices, including Sony Bravia TVs, Samsung TVs, Panasonic Viera TVs, LG TVs, Toshiba TVs, Sharp Aquos TVs, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One / 360, Sony Blu-ray players, Samsung Blu-ray players, LG Blu-ray players, Panasonic Blu-ray players, Oppo Blu-ray players, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, WD TV Live, Pioneer AV receivers, Android tablets and smartphones, set-top boxes and media players from Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, LG, Toshiba, Apple, Philips, D-Link, WD, Netgear, Logitech, Android.
Mezzmo is easy to set up and use. Mezzmo automatically finds and organizes all your movies, TV shows, home movies, music, photos and subtitles on your computer and NAS drives. Import music, movies, photos and playlists from your Audio CDs, iTunes, Windows Media Player and WinAmp. All popular video formats, music formats, image formats and subtitle formats are supported. Mezzmo transcodes movies, music, photos and subtitles on-the-fly so they play perfectly on your UPnP and DLNA device. Multi-threaded, multi-core technology and support for hardware transcoding gives you fast 32-bit and 64-bit transcoding and super-fast streaming. You can even connect and stream to multiple devices at the same time. Stream ripped Blu-rays, DVDs and ISO files. Stream gapless music. Stream external subtitles or embedded subtitles. Burn subtitles into videos. Create your own playlists.