How to setup a streaming video server?

I would like to setup a streaming video server, so I can share my videos and music online. I have varieties of video format, rm, wmv, mpeg..... Which software is the best and how do I set it up? Tutorial is preferred.
wuitsungAsked:
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AnniyanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Okay... you need to use Flash media server (paid)
or the REd5 server (open source)

I understand your need and its exactly what you are looking for.. you can jump to any part of the movie by clicking there.. server will be able to deliver that part alone..
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andrew_aj1Commented:
You may want to check out a software package called Orb:
http://www.orb.com/
This will allow you to stream almost any type of media from your server to almost any device. I have used it before and it works well. Make sure you have a powerful enough server to transcode the video as needed. All the information should be on the site.
I hope this will do what you want it to do. Good luck.
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wuitsungAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I am already using t for a while. but I found the video cannot be skipped. For example, you are not able to jump to the middle of the movie.
It's easy to setup, but I am looking a more powerful solution.
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andrew_aj1Commented:
This issue is caused because of the transcoding that happens from the server to the device. I don't know of any other solutions for this.
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wuitsungAuthor Commented:
Thanx! Are you able to skip the video? If so, what's the codec do you install?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
No. I'm not able to do this because of the transcodeing. I do not believe this is a codec issue.
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igor-1965Commented:
Have you checked out videohelp.com web-site? It is a good source of the information about all the video topics. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/video-streaming
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wuitsungAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Is there any tutorial for the Flash media server or REd5 server ?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
Here is the link for Red5:
http://osflash.org/red5
You should be able to find all the information (including tutorials and guides) you need on that site.
 Good luck.
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wuitsungAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. Have you ever tried both of them? Do you think Red5 is as good as Flash media server? what's the difference?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
I have never used them - I was just providing the link as you asked. I would start off with Red5 because it is free. It is an open source program too and these projects tend to have a good following and good support through the community.
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shaunakCommented:
I have used red5 on centos. It works great. With videowhisper tool you can start a video conferencing, video streaming, live broadcast your webcam, live broadcast audio video, etc.
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