mediaserv is an on-demand transcoding server for videos, targetting the Nokia Internet Tablets.
What's that mean? Well, you don't have to worry about transcoding your video collection in advance: you can just select the video from a web page and get it streamed to your 770, N800 or N810. It's a bit like Orb, apparently, but doesn't require you to sign-up to a third-party website and works on non-Windows platforms.
Here's a demo of an N800 playing back a DVD rip in 720x576 1000kbps video,
192kbps audio DivX off a 1GHz Via C3 processor box transcoding to
tablet-encode's "average" preset:
Even better, it provides RSS feeds which can be used by Nokia's beta Video Center allowing you easy access to files as they are added to your server.
In addition to the demo above, here are some screenshots:
mediaserv file releases from
The tarball is about 30KB.