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Latest news

(2020/10/08) MinimServer 2 is now available for Synology, QNAP, Windows, Mac, Linux, Melco, ASUSTOR and ReadyNAS

Latest change

MinimServer 2.0.16 has been released

[NEW] MinimServer 2 has replaced MinimServer 0.8 on all platforms for new installations. If you have an existing installation of MinimServer 0.8, you can continue to use it with some limitations. See the MinimServer 2 page for details.

Download links for MinimServer 0.8 have been removed from this website. The MinimServer 0.8 packages in the Synology, QNAP and ASUSTOR package repositories will be updated to MinimServer 2 soon.

There are important differences between MinimServer 2 and earlier versions of MinimServer. Some features that were available free of charge in earlier versions of MinimServer require payment of a license fee in MinimServer 2. For details, see the License Options page.

MinimServer 2 for Melco

MinimServer 2 is part of the new Melco Intelligent Music Library (MIML), which is available for the Melco N1 EX, N10 and N100 models. MIML provides the unique combination of automated tagging using SongKong and tailored intelligent browsing using MinimServer to make it as easy as possible for you to navigate the contents of your digital library.

MinimServer 2 can also be installed on Melco N1 Mk1 and Mk2 models by updating to the 3.92 firmware. This installation "Starter Edition" has reduced functionality compared with the "Starter Edition (Melco EX)" version that is installed as part of MIML. See the table in the Features section below for the differences.

An optional paid upgrade is available for both these versions of MinimServer 2. This provides all the funcitonality that was available in previous versions of MinimServer together with some new features. For details, see this page.

Versions and Features

MinimServer 2 Starter Edition (Melco EX) offers a choice of different ways to browse your library based on your listening preferences and the types of music in your library. This is provided by selectable preconfigured profiles for Classical, Rock/Pop and Jazz in addition to the standard default profile. MinimServer 2 Starter Edition provides the default profile only.

The full version of MinimServer 2 provides additional configuration settings and the ability to create custom profiles containing any combinations of configuration settings.

All versions have full support for MinimServer Intelligent Browsing. This enables you to browse your library using all available tags in any order and automatically customizes how browsing results are presented based on previous browsing steps and the contents of your library.

You can install MinimServer 2 Starter Edition (Melco EX) on newer Melco models and you can install MinimServer 2 Starter Edition on older models. All models can be upgraded to the full version of MinimServer 2.

See the following table for details of the differences between versions and applicable models for each version.

  MinimServer 2
Starter Edition
MinimServer 2
Starter Edition
(Melco EX)
MinimServer 2
full version
Applicable models Melco N1 with 3.92 firmware Melco N1 EX series, N10, N100
(4.01 or later firmware)
Melco N1 EX series, N10, N100
(4.01 or later firmware)

Melco N1 with 3.92 firmware

Cost free free paid upgrade
Profiles included Default only Classical, Rock/Pop,
Jazz, Default
Classical, Rock/Pop,
Jazz, Default
Profile support View, Reset Select, View, Reset Select, View, Reset,
Create, Import, Export,
Rename, Delete
Intelligent Browsing Full support Full support Full support
Index tags Default Selectable via
built-in profiles
Fully configurable
Tag formatting No No Fully configurable
Other configuration
settings
Limited Selectable via
built-in profiles
Fully configurable
MinimStreamer
(transcoding,
internet radio)
No No Yes
Configuration Web interface,
MinimWatch
Web interface,
MinimWatch
Web interface,
MinimWatch
Browsing interface
languages
English, French,
German, Japanese
English, French,
German, Japanese
English, French,
German, Japanese

Quick start guides

For a quick start guide to installing and running MinimServer 2 on a Melco N1, N10 or N100, see the Quick start for Melco page.

Compatibility notes

The preconfigured browsing profile for Classical music was updated in MinimServer 2.0.7. For details of this change and how to update to the new profile, see the Classical profile changes page.