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Alright, I currently use a few different ways to stream my personal content (1500 DVD's ripped to my server, 1.5TB of FLAC, 200,000 pictures from my 7D, etc) to PC's, tablets and phones outside of my home network. I want to be able to increase the ability and move onto a server. I own a hosting company, so I am familiar with the server side of things. I have a server with a 2Gbit/s connection and unmetered bandwidth in Amersterdam, which I want to install this on.

My questions / concerns:

- Is this enough to stream HD content (720p .mkv) without stuttering / buffering?
- Will I run into an legal issues, since I am hosting my own ripped DVD's on a server for me to access?
- Is there certain software that allow for indexing of the files (on linux), so it is easy to navigate, without having to spend too much on web developers?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
- Is this enough to stream HD content (720p .mkv) without stuttering / buffering?
- Will I run into an legal issues, since I am hosting my own ripped DVD's on a server for me to access?
- Is there certain software that allow for indexing of the files (on linux), so it is easy to navigate, without having to spend too much on web developers?

Thanks!
  • The 2Gbit upload connection should be good unless you want to stream 100s of 720p at a time. Depends how good the host's connection is and method of delivery and how well your player(I'm guessing flash) accesses the file.
  • I don't know exactly what the laws states(I think there's a new bill going to vote now actually.) For your own viewing, I think it's ok but if anyone else views your ripped DVDs, it's illegal. You would need to obtain licenses for the content in order to stream it to others just like Hulu and Netflix.
  • I'm sure you can input everything into a database that a webpage can output all the files.
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  • The 2Gbit upload connection should be good unless you want to stream 100s of 720p at a time. Depends how good the host's connection is and method of delivery and how well your player(I'm guessing flash) accesses the file.
  • I don't know exactly what the laws states(I think there's a new bill going to vote now actually.) For your own viewing, I think it's ok but if anyone else views your ripped DVDs, it's illegal. You would need to obtain licenses for the content in order to stream it to others just like Hulu and Netflix.
  • I'm sure you can input everything into a database that a webpage can output all the files.
Thanks for the info. Yeah, it would be just me. I need a method to view my videos, music, etc on my PC at work and my tablets. This will be used for work, as well.

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I use subsonic now for music. You think that is the best way to do it, even if I have it hosted on a server?
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What are you planning to watch your stuff on? You could do streamed content over http if you need.
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What are you planning to watch your stuff on? You could do streamed content over http if you need.

My office PC, home Pc's, tablets, phone, etc. I currently do this with subsonic (for music) and either Tversity or Kalemsoft (over http, via flash) for video. The video is VERY choppy when outside my home network, so I want something that is far more robust.
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Have you tried increasing the cache/buffer on the client? I don't see a particular reason as to why it should be slower outside your home network unless your buffer is too small.
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Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
My office PC, home Pc's, tablets, phone, etc. I currently do this with subsonic (for music) and either Tversity or Kalemsoft (over http, via flash) for video. The video is VERY choppy when outside my home network, so I want something that is far more robust.
What's your home ISP's upload speed? It may not be enough to upload the video for a consistent play speed without pausing and letting it load more, especially for the HD content.
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What's your home ISP's upload speed? It may not be enough to upload the video for a consistent play speed without pausing and letting it load more, especially for the HD content.
I hit between 6-10mb upload at home.
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whats the specs on your server?

you're using kalemsoft to stream to your touchpad?
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