Media Server for Mac and Windows

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
    1. System Requirements
      1. Mac
      2. Windows
    2. Installing
      1. Mac
      2. Windows
    3. Uninstalling
      1. Mac
      2. Windows
    4. Updating
  3. Operation
    1. Statusbar Icon
    2. Statusbar Menu
      1. Open MediaServer Configuration
      2. Check For Updates…
      3. Launch At Login
      4. Quit MediaServer
  4. Troubleshooting
    1. Known Issues


Media Server provides the ability to browser and playback music on a Linn DS or UPnP media renderer. Media Server allows a UPnP control point, such as Kinsky, to,

  1. Browse an iTunes installation
  2. Listen to online content
  3. Save and Share playlists


System Requirements


  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
  • Mac OS X Lion
  • 32 or 64-bit hardware


  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 32 or 64-bit hardware



  • Download the .pkg file from the download page
  • Double click the downloaded .pkg file
  • Follow the on screen instructions in the installer program


  • Download the installer from the download page
  • Double click the downloaded .exe file
  • Follow the on screen instructions in the installer program



  • Using Finder drag the MediaServer icon from Applications/MediaServer to the waste bin


  • Open the Windows Control Panel and double click "Programs and Features"
  • Select "MediaServer" in the list of programs and click the "Uninstall" button
  • Follow the on screen instructions in the uninstall window


Media Server for Mac and Windows will automatically check for new software updates. Checking for available updates can also be performed manually as described below. Alternatively, Media Server can be updated by manually downloading the installation packages from the download page and installing them using the method described in the Installing section above.


Media Server requires no user interaction to operate and for the majority of users Media Server will require no setup. However some users may want to turn off default functionality or perhaps add some additional functionality. This can all be done through the Media Server configuration window.

Statusbar Icon

After installing Media Server, the Media Server icon should appear in the status bar area:

Statusbar Menu

Open MediaServer Configuration

This option opens the configuration window.

Explanation of the available options is provided alongside the option in the configuration window.

Check For Updates…

This option manually checks for software updates.

Launch At Login

This option specifies whether the Media Server is launched automatically when the user logs in.

Quit MediaServer

This option closes the Media Server application, until a reboot or the user restarts the application.


Known Issues