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.