The Windows Media Center is a complete solution for handling all the media found in your computer. You can view images, listen to music, watch videos, and do a lot more with the stored media using Windows Media Center. Moreover, it also allows you to watch, as well as record live TV. Using selected programs, such as Netflix, you can also stream videos and television programs. However, if you are not a fan of Windows Media Center, we have another application that lets you play, as well as stream media. TVersity is an application that lets you play your media on TV and Mobile. It lets you stream audio, video and image content over DLNA/ UPnP A/V devices, or you can just use a web browser to access the media. This enables you to video your personal media on Game Consoles, Set-top boxes, Blu-Ray Players, Networked TV’s, Phones and Tablets. The issue of device limitations is solved with automatic real-time transcoding. Using just a browser and a media player, you can navigate your library, and play any media content of your choice.
You need to log in with an Administrator Account on your system to install TVersity as a Windows service. During installation, the applications asks for certain permissions related to Media Sharing. Enter a Computer Name to display on TV, select it to automatically configure Windows Firewall, choose the folders you want to share from My Music, My Pictures, My Videos and Public Folders, and click Next. If you don’t want to install toolbars, disable them in the next window.
To start, go to Settings tab at the top, select General from the left and enter your IP Address under Home Network. Under Media Sharing, click Start Sharing button to enable TVersity Media Server, and click Save to save all settings.
Enter the IP address of your computer in any browser to access the shared media files. Once you click a file, it will be downloaded to your device, allowing you to view it in media player.
TVersity requires DirectX 9.0 or higher, and Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher to be installed on your system, and works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.