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Easiest Way to Turn Your PC/Mac into A Free Media Server

Written by Amanda

Cherish your best memories, favorite music and movies? You must have built an impressive media empire inside your iphone/ipad/ipod, and won't relinquish your hold on them. The problem is they are all trapped in this very device. What if you want to enjoy one of your favorite videos on your storage-strapped computer or a big UHD-TV? You need a free home media server. And in terms of that, 5KPlayer can indeed help.

Why Choose 5KPlayer to Turn PC/Mac into A Free Media Server?

5KPlayer is the simplest solution for your need as a free media server. This free media server software can turn your Mac/PC into a free home media streaming server -an aggregator of video and audio information.

The AirPlay-enabled HD 5KPlayer is light in weight (16.4 MB) and it caters much for your need as a powerful free streaming media server:

a. 5KPlayer is capable of streaming all the video and audio files seamlessly from your iphone, ipad, ipod to PC/Mac, and from your PC/Mac to Apple TV and AirPlay compatible speakers etc, fast and easily without a bit loss in image quality;

b. It also enables you to free download latest music or videos directly from YouTube, VEVO, Vimeo, Facebook and other over 300 online websites, and stream them to your target AirPlay-enabled devices;

c. Besides, as many people are not content with their media server functions, complaining about the Plex Media Server couldn't play AVI files very well, 5KPlayer outshines with its great HD playback quality covering almost all A/V formats, such as AVCHD Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), H.264, AVI, MPEG, WMV, YouTube (FLV/MP4/Webm), MP3, ACC and the like;

d. What's more, with the assistance of this free media server software, you can manage your music & video collections by tagging some of them as your favorites in the library playlist, or creating new lists for all kinds of classifications.

How to Transform Your PC/Mac into A Free Media Server

Then, how to transform your Mac/PC with 5KPlayer into the most convenient and free home media server to stream various digital media, including digital videos/movies and audio/music to the target AirPlay compatible devices, say to an Apple TV?

Step 1: Make sure that the storage of the PC/Mac is large enough for your A/V storage, or you can take advantage of cloud storage;

Step 2: Download the omnipotent free media server software -5KPlayer (Win/Mac version) on the PC/Mac for A/V storage;

Note:Make sure that the PC/Mac and Apple TV are in the same WIFI network.

5KPlayer Airplay Receiver Selecting

Step 3: Click AirPlay icon on the top right corner on the interface of this free media server, and you can see a list of AirPlay video receivers. Select Apple TV.

Note: The AirPlay icon will go red if it is enabled.

Step 4: Select the videos/music you want to stream from the local disks or drag a file onto 5KPlayer interface and 5KPlayer will stream the file effortlessly.

Note: Make sure that the format of your file works with AirPlay, since AirPlay only supports the following audio and video formats: Video –MOV, MP4, M4V; Audio –MP3, M4A, AAC. If not, for audio files, you can convert the file format into MP3 and ACC directly by 5KPlayer; but for video files, you may need a video converter software for Mac OS or Windows PC to convert your videos first.

AirPlay Mac to Apple TV

5KPlayer offers the top free streaming media server solution that not only assists you in managing and controlling your media empire, but also in playing 4k/5k videos. It is an all-in-one video music player, online video music downloader and free media server software that is dedicated to your special needs.

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