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Media server that can stream video over internet

Link to this post 07 May 11

Hi Everyone,

I've been running Debian on my servers for years (and RedHat before that). Among the many tasks my home server has is that it runs Mediatomb to my PS3 - excellent and I'm very happy with it.

I now have a Virgin 50mb (with 5mb upstream) internet connection at home and I'm looking for an internet-capable streamer so I can watch my films at my girlfriends house. As I have 5mb upload, I am hoping for some good qaulity results, but I can't find anything suitable.

Anyone have any experience / recommendations? I run 64-bit Debian on a an AMD9650 quadcore with 4GB RAM

TIA,

Joe

Link to this post 07 May 11

I would either just google for websites (they are EVERYWHERE) or look on debian. They normally have packages you can download and install and to my knowledge there should be some video streaming apps. I don't know which 64 bit Debian you're running but there are packages. http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

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I have Googled a lot - everything seems to be audio only or a complete O/S install, which I don't want to do as the server has so many other jobs to do for me.

I'll have a look at the standard packages, but if you have any other suggestions / experience, that would really help.

Thanks,

Joe

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Use vlc to stream media. You don't need a server, just a powerful PC and a faster network connections.

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No problem just keep us posted on how it's goin. Come back to this exact forum if you need help :)

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I really don't have any experience but when I Google i find this:

http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1454

And the first link in that topic is about how to do it with VLC:

http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/29/how-to-stream-almost-anything-using-vlc/

If I was you I would try that first.

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