NECROTHREAD REVIVAL ALERT!
I missed this thread 4 years ago
and just recently heard about Subsonic
from a friend. So I did a search on DC and here it is! Anyway, on to Subsonic:
Wow! It's so cool and easy to use! It appears to have improved a lot in the past years, since I don't have any idea what housetier was talking about (I've never heard of a .war or tomcat) and I've had it running for a few weeks now.
If you've ever been somewhere away from your music collection and wanted to listen to your music or let your friends listen to an awesome new album you've just gotten, then Subsonic may be for you. And Subsonic recently implemented video streaming, too, though I haven't tried that yet.
There are even apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows 7 phones so you can listen to your music from your phone, wherever you are.
Android app is free.
iCrap app(s) cost money.
Not sure about Windows 7 Mobile apps.
It was super easy to install (on Win 7 32-bit) and it automatically configured port forwarding on my router and let me choose a subdomain ([name].subsonic.org) I can use to connect from anywhere. It's so nice that I just donated to it to get a lifetime license key.
I strongly recommend you check it out again if you haven't looked at it recently.http://subsonic.org/