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    We are just putting the finishing touches to Mezzmo (Windows) v5.0 and Mezzmo (Android) v2.0.

    We would like to invite a limited group of Mezzmo registered users to provide feedback how these new major versions perform with their devices and collection of files.

    New features in Mezzmo v5.0 (Windows) include:

    • URL streaming. Add video, music or photo URLs to your Mezzmo library and stream them to your devices or web browsers. See 'Add To Library' -> 'Add URL' dialog.
    • Web interface. Browse and stream your Mezzmo library to any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.). Works with computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, etc.
    • Remote browsing & streaming. Connect to your Mezzmo library from outside your home and browse & stream your media anywhere in the world.
    • Web Access setup. Create web accounts for users who want to access your Mezzmo library. Restrict access to certain playlists, folders or files with specific content rating. Create a personalized home page for users. See Media Server -> Web Access dialog.
    • Permanent Links. Use permanent links to provide access to particular media in your Mezzmo library. Includes fully embedded players. Great for adding links your blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, etc. See File Properties dialog (General tab) for a file's permanent link.
    • Plugins. Python-based plugins let you add new channels to your Mezzmo library so you can browse and play media from any source, including internet web sites. See 'Add To Library' -> 'Add Channel' dialog. This Beta contains a sample SHOUTcast internet radio plugin for you to try. Many more coming! Development of plugins is open to third-party developers to create new and exciting plugins.
    • Live streaming. Stream audio or video that has no finite duration (examples: online radio station, online TV, etc.). Set an audio or video file as a live stream in File Properties dialog (Audio or Video tab).
    • Intel QuickSync hardware encoding support. See Transcoding Settings dialog.
    • h.265 (HEVC) video encoding.
    • Preferred audio language. See Options dialog (Streaming page).
    • Restrict access to playlists/folders by device or web access user via Playlist Sharing Permissions dialog.
    • Set auto-refresh intervals for folders and linked playlists. Mezzmo automatically looks for changes (new files, deleted files, etc.) at each interval. This removes the need for daily maintenance and running Mezzmo (Windows) app (i.e. Mezzmo server will do the auto-refreshing for you). See Folder Properties dialog or Linked Playlist dialog.
    • Lock files from being further updated during maintenance. See File Properties dialog.
    • New device support includes: Sonos audio devices, Sony Playstation 4, Kodi media player, LG TVs (2015 models), Loewe TVs, Oppo 105 Blu-ray players, Panasonic Viera TVs (2015 models), Samsung J-series TVs (2015 models), Sharp Aquos TVs (2015 models), Toshiba Blu-ray players, Vizio TVs (2015 models), WD TV media players, web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and many more.
    • Improved DVD, Blu-ray and subtitle handling.
    • Many bug fixes and improvements for issues reported by users.


    New features in Mezzmo (Android) v2.0 include:

    • Fully Android TV compatible.
    • Fully Amazon Fire TV compatible.
    • New built-in video player with subtitle support and audio stream selection.
    • Improved user interface that supports both touch-based and non-touch-based Android devices.
    • New Gallery view lets you view details about a movie, TV show, etc. whilst browsing a folder.
    • New mini player lets you control music playback whilst browsing your Mezzmo library.
    • Android TV recommendations.
    • Lock screen media controls and Notification media controls.
    • Metadata lookup for Android local media files, including music album art and video poster and description from Internet web sites.
    • Stream to Mezzmo Android app from your Mezzmo server when away from your LAN.
    • Push files to devices outside your home network.
    • Subtitle text styling options for Chromecast.
    • Support for Sonos Connect audio devices.
    • Improved speed and performance.
    • Many bug fixes and improvements for issues reported by users.


    How to become a Mezzmo Beta tester:

    If you wish to try these new versions and agree to submit feedback back to us, then please contact us as follows:

    Email us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com with the following details:

    • Your Mezzmo serial number. Go to Help / About dialog to see this.
    • Your Windows operating system (e.g. Mezzmo is running on Windows 10 64-bit).
    • The DLNA devices that you are stream to (e.g. I have a Samsung UE55ES7000 TV, a Sony Bravia KDL-46EX710 TV, an Xbox One and 2 Chromecast dongles).
    • The Android device (including. Android version) you are running Mezzmo (Android). (e.g. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1)
    • What new feature(s) you are particularly interested in checking out.


    Note:
    • This Beta testing is limited to registered Mezzmo users only.
    • We will limit the number of Beta testers to keep it manageable for us. We apologize if we cannot fit you into Beta testing group.
    • Both Mezzmo (Windows) v5.0 Beta and Mezzmo (Android) v2.0 Beta install side-by-side with your existing Mezzmo apps so it will not affect your existing Mezzmo apps, Mezzmo server or Mezzmo library.
    Last edited by Paul; 12-21-2015 at 12:30 PM.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #2 has just been released. All Beta testers should receive an email shortly that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #3 has just been released. All Beta testers should receive an email shortly that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #4 has just been released. All Beta testers should receive an email shortly that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #5 has just been released. All Beta testers should receive an email shortly that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #6 has been released a few days ago. All Beta testers should have received an email that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta #7 has just been released. All Beta testers should receive an email shortly that explains how to get access to the new Beta versions. It also lists the new features, improvements and fixes. We expect this to be the FINAL Beta version. After receiving your feedback, we will start preparing the Mezzmo release versions.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Update: Beta testing has now closed. We are now preparing the Mezzmo releases. Thank you to all Beta testers for their constructive feedback!

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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