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Introduction to GMediaServer

GMediaServer is a UPnP compatible media server for the GNU system. It is part of the GNU project.

GMediaServer serves audio and video files to certain network connected media players. Most hardware media players only play music and/or video—they don't provide the media themselves. Those media files have to come from a device on the network. GMediaServer is a server for such UPnP compatible media players, including:

Other UPnP media players (including software based) may work as well—see the manual for a more complete list.

GMediaServer is written in C by Oskar Liljeblad. It should compile and run on any modern POSIX compatible system such as GNU/Linux. GMediaServer is a console based application which is usually run in the background. It is free software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


Release history and list of changes for GMediaServer can be found in the NEWS file in the source code. This file is also available online:

Downloading GMediaServer

The latest official release of GMediaServer can always be downloaded by following this link:

GMediaServer is hosted on Savannah. Previous releases can be found in the file area.

The source code of GMediaServer is available in CVS on Savannah. See the CVS repository page for more information, or browse it online.


GMediaServer documentation is available online in HTML format:

Mailing Lists

GMediaServer has a single mailing list: <>

Archive and subscription information can be found on the list information page:

Request an Enhancement

If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of GMediaServer, please send a request to <>.

Please remember that development of GMediaServer is a volunteer effort, and you can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.

Report a Bug

If you think you have found a bug in GMediaServer, then you should send as complete a report as possible to either the mailing list, or the maintainer Oskar Liljeblad.


GMediaServer is currently being maintained by Oskar Liljeblad <>.