I have a need to stream video from a library on a server

Posted on 2014-08-05
Last Modified: 2014-11-21
I have a client who receives videos from a their partners.  They copy these videos onto their server and then employees can watch them as needed.  There is no issue on the local network however it is simply not practical for remote users.

The technical aptitude at this client is not real high so I need a simple solution.  I was hoping for a web based streaming server of some sort that could simply read what videos are in a directory and make them available for the employees as needed.  We will have to host this server at our location as the client is concerned about confidentiality, and the cost to store these in the cloud indefinitely would be prohibitive.

Is anyone aware of such a product?
Question by:Lanopy
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    Accepted Solution

    Streaming from a server may complicate things for remote users.
    There is VideoLan VLC
    VLC media player which can be used as a server and as a client to stream and receive network streams. VLC is able to stream all that it can read.
    How to
    There is LogMeIn, Select a computer where the video will be stored install logmein to that, then this PC sends a request to these computers and they allow it LogMeIn stores a small file and these users can now access this desktop and play the video there.

    You could also upload to youtube and send them a link?
    You can make Youtube private use only, make all video private.
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    Thank you Lanopy
    Have you ever heard of OneDrive this is how I share videos with friends family around the world, every need a Microsoft account and one drive installed
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