Here’s an interesting offering. Jamcast is $29.99 music server software application for Windows that allows users to stream audio to a game console, mobile phone, tablet, HDTV, or other DLNA/UPnP networked media device (there’s word you can access your music over the Internet as well). Jamcast essentially captures any audio your computer is playing (including DRM protected audio) and beams it over in format compatible with the intended device automatically. People can use Jamcast with their favorite music software like iTunes, Windows Media Player or with online music services like Pandora and Spotify. Jamcast also has the ability to pull in podcasts through its integrated RSS/OPML support, synchronize with iTunes playlists, and can access music stored on your hard drive or networked attached storage device (details on the Jamcast Server Manager here). A 14-day free trial is available for download, if you want to take Jamcast for a spin.
Jamcast Launches, Streams Audio From Any Source to Connected Devices
New Software Streams Pandora, Spotify, and More to the Living Room and Beyond
ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) – Software Development Solutions, Inc. (SDS) announced today the launch of Jamcast™, a streaming media software solution that enables consumers to effortlessly send digital audio from any source directly to their favorite devices.
Jamcast’s exclusive Virtual Soundcard feature captures any audio playing on a consumer’s PC and then transmits it over their wireless network to DLNA and UPnP-compliant devices, such as gaming consoles, HDTVs, smartphones, media adapters, home theatre components and other popular connected devices in the home and beyond.
“Jamcast has really caught the attention of consumers looking to enjoy their favorite music from popular streaming services like Pandora and Spotify away from their PC, in the living room or elsewhere,” said SDS CEO Scott Streaker. “Jamcast’s Virtual Soundcard makes this easy when no solution from the device manufacturer or content provider is otherwise available,” he added.
In addition to the Virtual Soundcard, Jamcast offers quick and easy access to all the music stored on a PC and network attached storage devices. Jamcast also allows users to browse and play back their favorite podcasts via integrated support for both RSS and OPML.
Jamcast is easy to install and configure and runs on Windows XP or higher. A fully-functional 14-day trial of the software is available for download at http://getjamcast.com, and a license can be purchased for only $29.99.
Other key features of Jamcast include:
- Playback and metadata support for MP3, FLAC, OGG, ALAC, AAC, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice, WAV, AIFF, SHN, and PCM
- Playlist support for iTunes libraries, Windows Media (WPL), PLS, and M3U
- Windows Media DRM support allows users to stream tracks downloaded from Napster and Zune Marketplace (requires a DRM-compatible device).
- On-demand media transcoding automatically converts media to a compatible format when necessary.
- Works great with iTunes including playlist synchronization and transcoding support for non-DRM Apple content.
- Intuitive server management via a Windows-based management UI makes it simple to configure Jamcast — no editing of configuration or INI files is ever necessary.
- A plugin framework and SDK allows developers to extend the capabilities of Jamcast by adding additional drop-in content providers.
Jamcast works great with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3, as well as other DLNA and UPnP-compliant devices from manufacturers such as Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, LG, Philips, Roku, Yamaha, Denon, and more. For more information about supported devices, please visit http://getjamcast.com.
About Software Development Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Software Development Solutions, Inc. is an Orlando-based, privately-held technology firm that specializes in the innovation and development of cross-platform software solutions for the digital home.
Jamcast, the company’s flagship product, is a Windows-based streaming media solution that enables consumers to stream music, podcasts, and other digital audio from any source and format to their favorite devices around the home and beyond. For more information, visit http://getjamcast.com.
Tags: DLNA, Jamcast, UPnP
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