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How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet?

Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes slow or unreliable networks. Basically, I want a server that works on the internet.

I have a directory with a bunch of video files, and want to make this accessible to myself remotely.

For other situations, I found great and useful software (such as the PS3 media server). I'd like to find something equally as useful for streaming video over the internet.

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VLC possibly might work for you here. – rogerdpack Jun 19 '12 at 15:22
PLEX: SubSonic: Both are easy to setup and will stream video, music, etc over the internet to your phone or web browser. – Atari911 Jul 11 '13 at 15:57
@Atari911 I've actually been using Plex for a while now. It's hands down the best solution I've found. – Hassan Jul 13 '13 at 8:09
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You can do it with ffserver(a component of ffmpeg). Details here.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Oliver Salzburg Jul 11 '13 at 10:51

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