A server application especially designed for UPnP / DLNA compatible devices that helps you to easily transcode and stream your media files
Home Media Center Portable is a comprehensive and effective utility geared toward users who need to stream media for UPnP / DLNA compatible devices from their computer.
Such devices act as a bridge between your computer and external devices so you can watch a movie from your PC on your TV, play audio files from your smartphone on your stereo speakers, or simply transfer photos to your wireless printer via your tablet.
Before using the application, you need to make sure that your computer is connected to a home network and special codecs are installed. The right panel of the program displays all of the required codecs and their status so you will know which one is missing from your computer.
Being a portable utility, you can carry Home Media Center Portable with you wherever you go on a removable drive and use it on any computer. Hence, it does not create registry entries and you can remove it simply by deleting its containing folder.
When you launch the application for the first time, you need to add a new folder where media files are stored. After that, you can press the ‘Stream’ button located in the bottom pane of the application, then enjoy your favorite videos on your big-screen TV or simply listen to your favorite songs to your stereo speakers.
By accessing the Settings tab you are able to change the device name and the port number with ease. Additionally, you can modify the audio, video and image encode parameters.
In case you want to change video and audio settings, you can navigate to the Converter tab. From here you can select the video bit rate, the scan type and the resolution options that suit your needs.
Since it helps you to stream and transcode media files, irrespective of their output media types (WMV, WebM, MP4 or FLV), Home Media Center Portable proves to be a steady and reliable server application that helps you to connect to UPnP / DLNA compatible devices.