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GeeXboX uShare is a UPnP A/V Media Server

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 158K
Developer: Benjamin Zores
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GeeXboX uShare is a UPnP A/V Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files to clients.

GeeXboX uShare is a fork from the GMediaServer (UPnP Audio Media Server) from Oskar Liljeblad. It has been stripped down for GeeXboX purpose in order to be a lighweight multimedia media server.

By opposition to GMediaServer, it does _NOT_ grab any information from audio files (like ID3 tags) but is _NOT_ limited to audio files. GeeXboX uShare is able to provide access to both images, videos, music or playlists files (see below for a complete file format support list). It does not act as an UPnP Media Adaptor and thus, can't transcode streams to fit the client requirements.

uShare is written in C by Benjamin Zores for the GeeXboX project. It is designed to provide access to multimedia contents to GeeXboX but can of course be used by any other UPnP client device. It should compile and run on any modern POSIX compatible system such as Linux.

GeeXboX uShare is free software - it is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

GNU C Compiler (gcc), 2.95 or later.
Linux SDK for UPnP Devices (libupnp), 1.2.1 or later

What's New in This Release:
This release converts special XML characters to XML (like & to &).
It adds ISO and bin MIME types.
It has better filtering and browse capabilities: now uShare conforms to the ContentDirectory:1 Service Template Standard.
The init script has been updated to use LSB functions.

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