Asset UPnP is a DLNA-compatible audio server that allows you to share media content between multiple devices. It supports song artwork, online radio, dynamic playlists and ReplayGain for volume normalization, among other features.
Set up the audio library to share
At startup, it's necessary to select the Asset running mode (local account, service or disabled). You can also rescan the audio library as well as edit advanced settings.
The audio library can be filled with as many different directories as you want, and it's possible to exclude any file types supported by Asset, such as AAC, AIF, APE, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPA, MPEG, OGG, WAV and WMA.
Configure audio settings
Tracks can be browsed by artist, album, title, composer, genre, style, dynamic browsing mode, Internet radio, playlists, and advanced search. Asset is capable of combining duplicate and similar artists, as well as of normalizing the volume level of multiple songs or entire albums.
Plus, you can specify the maximum bits, frequency, channels and MP3 bit rate. The program runs silently in the background, automatically identifies new and changed tracks, and updates its audio library accordingly.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven't come across any unpleasant surprises in our tests as far as stability is concerned, thanks to the fact that Asset didn't hang, crash or display error messages. Its impact on the overall performance of the PC was minimal, since it didn't hog CPU and RAM.
On the other hand, it hasn't been updated for a long time. Nevertheless, Asset UPnP comes loaded with practical and approachable options to help you share an audio library across multiple devices.