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KooRaRoo Media lets you organize, stream and convert your media files. The application has an attractive modern interface that provides easy access to basic features. Organizing your media files is as easy as telling the program where you store the files and let it index them automatically. After indexing is complete, you can browse your files in a tree view according to media type and other categories. You can also edit file tags to modify the way files are organized. Unfortunately, I could not find a way to create new categories. Luckily, the program allows you to create static and dynamic playlists, thus you can stream media without needing to return to your computer all the time.
While there are many media organizers around, in my opinion the true power of KooRaRoo Media is derived from its features that allow streaming media to other devices. It has everything that is necessary to exploit the UPnP and DLNA technologies available in modern devices and create a home media network. A media server allows you to stream contents to compatible devices while the program can automatically detect the connected media-rendering devices. According to the developers, the list of devices is constantly being updated so that newly released gadgets can use the program’s services with no difficulty. In order to play a given file or playlist, it suffices to use the Play Locally or Play to Device buttons. In the latter case, a list of connected devices will appear, from which you can easily select the intended one. In case the source media file format is not compatible with a given device, the program can automatically transcode them to a supported format without even requiring your intervention. In addition, you can use a URL to stream contents that can even be played on a modern web browser.
In general, KooRaRoo Media is an excellent application. It has been carefully conceptualized and developed to be both powerful and intuitive. Therefore, it is a program I strongly recommend .
- It has a nice interface
- It is easy to use
- It can detect devices automatically
- It can transcode files to make them compatible with the target device
- It supports a long list of devices
- It can stream media using a URL
- It lets you organize your media files easily
- You cannot create customized categories