I'm looking for software that does the following:
- Runs some sort of server on the notebook that I point at where I keep my music files.
- Comes with an app or Web UI that lets me browse and play those files on an iPhone over the internet. (For instance from home to the workplace.)
Googling around gives me either programs that only work over a local WiFi network, or HTPC software that stream content from the internet to computers/devices on a home network. Also, several hacks involving directory browsing in a regular web server, and Orb.
I'd like to have something less crude than the former, and if possible an alternative to the latter.
iTunes integration and NAT traversal of some sort would be nice to have but not really necessary, true streaming* would be really nice to have, the only hard requirement is the server part has to run on OS X.
(SO seems to think the question appears subjective, so to clarify: I'm not asking for a debate on what the best setup is, just a list of options I can investigate.)
*I.e. letting me play a track from the middle without buffering it to that point - I listen to a lot of mixed sets.