Media Server

Use the first preference here to set a Server name of your choice – the factory setting is “Zoner Media Server (your computer’s name).” Below that there are two settings: Maximum picture quality and a setting for whether or not to Start the Media Server automatically when starting Windows as well as a button to Stop the Media Server.

A DLNA server can be reached by any DLNA-compatible client; these include for example smart TVs and various mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Zoner Media Server automatically converts various image formats (including RAW) to the format that is used by the DLNA standard. Using a media server also has two other advantages. It eliminates the need to transfer pictures around your home network, and it makes pictures immediately available throughout the house. (If using WiFi, then this is all wireless as well.)

To activate Zoner Media Server, click the DLNA icon for any folder in the Catalog inside Zoner Photo Studio.

To activate Zoner Media Server, turn on Share on DLNA Media Server in the right-click menu for any Catalog item.

Zoner Media Server has the following system and other requirements:

  • Client devices must support the DLNA standard (which is a subset of UPnP).
  • The server and clients must be in the same network segment. This makes it possible to ensure that data is shared securely – only persons connected to the local network can access the pictures.
  • The router must have “Multicast” turned on, and “Multicast Isolation” turned off.
  • Zoner Media Server’s network access must not be restricted by a firewall.
  • When Zoner Photo Studio is installed, it automatically configures the standard Windows Firewall to allow it access.