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Author Topic: Web Media Server ?  (Read 2080 times)

kartal

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Web Media Server ?
« on: February 06, 2011, 11:17:35 PM »
Hi

I am looking for a media server app that I can install on my apache server. I have tried Jinzora and Ampache they did not seem like anything I am interested in plus they do not seem to be active. I want to be able to stream and serve music and video. Hopefully the server is not picky about the formats of the source media files as well since I have mix bag of media files and formats.

Also my server runs on Xampp for Windows so the file-folder paths so the server should have no problem with windows paths.

thanks


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Re: Web Media Server ?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 11:20:46 PM »
Btw I have tried couple fancy standalone open source media servers. I hated them mainly because I have found the interfaces to be cumbersome, the scond reason is that they pull data from internet and replace album covers etc which I hated. And for some reason none of the ones I have tried offer a way to disable such silly features. I am happy with my own album covers and no need to be replaced.



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Re: Web Media Server ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 12:07:18 AM »
Have you looked at SHOUTcast?
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

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Re: Web Media Server ?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 10:42:27 AM »
Renegade

I did in the past , and I actually streamed music but what I need is a server, not just streaming certain playlist. Unless I am missing some new features?

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Re: Web Media Server ?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 11:05:29 AM »
Did you ever consider Windows Home Server. You can download a 120-day full feature eval copy (or the latest beta) from Microsoft.

Pogoplug is another option. Very inexpensive, very cool piece of tech. Streams media plus a whole lot more. Why reinvent the wheel when you could be doing something more interesting?

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Re: Web Media Server ?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 01:39:21 PM »
After some extensive search I seem to be find the best solution
http://mediatomb.cc/

I use it under virtualbox machine, but there seems to be a windows compile as well

Normally you need upnp player but you can browse your files in a browser than put the urls into the VLC to play the files.

40z
I doubt that any Ms or additional hardware solution is for me, but those might be attaractive to other users.


« Last Edit: February 08, 2011, 01:42:28 PM by kartal »