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Stream media remotely from ftp or UPnP server?

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Hey guys,

So at home I have a DLink DNS 320 media server. I have FTP and upnp enabled on it. On my home network I can easily stream media to my TV, ps3, or other computers. I am trying to figure out how I can stream media from outside my network. I am able to download files VIA FTP access, but I was hoping to be able to live stream them instead.

Anyone have an idea?
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Built-in Web File server and FTP server to access digital files remotely over the Internet

Looks like this is supported on the product page.
Just setup the ports, and make sure that are port forwarded. Otherwise you will have to setup a server that supports it then.
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I can already access it via FTP.. But I have to download the file first, then view it.. I'm looking for a way to stream the video file... I know I can do it on my local network accessing it with ps3 or the dlna support on my tv.. But I want to do same thing from outside the network
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Upping a slightly old thread, but this is exactly what I'm trying to do - have you had any luck?
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I never had any luck, I would just end up downloading the video file then playing it.
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hmm try VLC, you can play network streams.
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Apparently you can use something like fun_plug to have SFTP/SCP abilities on that device. I don't own one so I couldn't tell you first hand.

If you can get SFTP going, you can stream your files easily using SSHFS. Then the chunks of file you need from any player would be streamed, and the only limitation being available bandwidth. I've used this in Linux and apparently there's an SSHFS driver for Windows floating around somewhere (although looks like it hasn't been updated very recently).

Other than that, you should be able to start playing the file after you start transferring it. FTP delivers the file data sequentially, so for a video file in a lot of cases you can begin watching it as you already have the frame data for the parts for the beginning and moving forward.

Edit:
I installed the SSHFS driver for Windows at work and was able to stream video without an issue outside of lack of local bandwidth from a WAN VPS.
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