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Review of the AVA Media Add-In for Windows Home Server 2011


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My Movies is a fantastic add-in for Windows Home Server. Tranquil have their own version, called AVA Media, and here is our review.

UWHS Review - AVA Media Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011

What is AVA Media for Windows Home Server 2011?

AVA Media for Windows Home Server is a single add-on program for Windows Home Server, providing a set of features around movies and music, making it the perfect solution for adding, identifying and maintaining movie and music data on your Windows Home Server, serving it to different Media Center solutions or music playback devices.

AVA Media is the Tranquil PC branded version of My Movies for Windows Home Server.

Buying the Add-in

You can buy the Add-in from Tranquil PC’s website. Once you have purchased it and downloaded it, it’s time to install it!

Installing the Add-In

Once you have downloaded the add-in, double-click it to start the installation.

UWHS Review - AVA Media Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011

Click Install the Add-in to continue.

UWHS Review - AVA Media Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011

After the add-in has successfully installed, click Close.

UWHS Review - AVA Media Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Hi Andrew,
    thanks for the review.
    – Can you provide some info how different AVA is from the original MyMovies2011 (beside naming/branding)?
    – And will updates be available as soon as MyMovies make them or only after some delays after Transquil has tested etc. them ?
    Reason for asking is why should I use AVA instead of MyMovies (and the other wa around)?

    • hi Clark

      All good questions 🙂

      My Movies and AVA Media are the same, just re-branded.

      I have asked Tranquil to comment on the update speed.

      As for why you should choose one over the other – well it could come down to cost. With AVA Media there is a one off cost of around £21 depending on which pack you go for. With My Movies you need a certain number of points, which again can cost money or time depending how you want to acculumate them.

      There is no right or wrong answer here – its a personal choice.


    • Clark
      Here is the response from Tranquil on the second question:

      We get updates the Add In 7-10 days prior to general release, to allow us to test / approve.
      We then always provide updates on our support site (free).

  2. Have they dropped support for the WHS v1 product ? I believe it was called RipNet. Is it still available for purchase ? I did not find it on their site.

    • John

      Got this back from Tranquil:

      RipNet for WHSV1 is free and always will be (The Add In for Media Centre (target) is currently only included with our Media Centres)

      RipNet for WHS2011 will be launched very soon.

  3. Sorry, I get RipNet & AVA Media mixed up. I should have asked if AVA Media for WHSv1 is still available ?

    AVA Media is the full package, like MyMovies but you purchase a license instead of earn points like MyMovies. Is there a price tier depending on the options ?

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