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I am wondering if makes sense, to use WebDav as a media server, to stream Movies (in the best case), but at least stream my Music.

I have a 100MBit Internet connection with about 5MBit Upload, so in theory, I should be able to listen to my Music from wherever I am.

I tried different MediaServers but wasn't happy with them at all.

What do you think, will this be a good idea? Especially, what will happen, if I try to stream big files (100MB or maybe 10GB or more)?

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I think for streaming purposes, you only need HTTP, WebDAV extensions are for write access over HTTP. – KovBal Dec 22 '12 at 20:59
@KovBal Thank you for your answer, but I want to use my media library as a network drive. So that I am able to manage it. Do you think it will work nice with HTTP? – Robin Dec 22 '12 at 21:33
What media server products did you try? Most of them are going to either provide access via HTTP or UPnP. – slm Dec 22 '12 at 21:50
@slm Well I tried Ampache and NetJukeBox, but Ampache didn't worked because, it doesn't support Php 5.4 and NetJukeBox is a bit buggy. Also I thought UPnP was only available to local Networks? Do you recommend me any UPnP servers? It should run on a low end Linux server (700MHz dualcore 128 mb Ram) – Robin Dec 23 '12 at 1:12

I have no practical experience with this application but it purports to take LAN UPnP devices and expose them out over the internet. It's called BubbleUPnP Server and it sounds like it might be what you're looking for.

BubbleUPnP Server provides new services on top of your existing UPnP/DLNA devices: secure Internet access to your UPnP/DLNA Media Servers content with BubbleUPnP for Android and foobar2000 on Windows. stream and download your music, video, photos with your Android device from a mobile or WiFi connection with optional transcoding to reduce bandwidth. no need to sync, to upload to the cloud, to register to an online service, ... You're in control! create OpenHome Media Renderers from any UPnP AV renderer (provides on-device playlist, multiple Control Point access to the same renderer). Works with BubbleUPnP for Android. fix issues of UPnP/DLNA Media Servers (discovery issues, broken data, add some audio DLNA compliance) by creating a proxy Media Server BUBBLEUPNP SERVER IS NOT AN UPNP AV MEDIA SERVER It requires at least one working UPnP AV Media Server (Windows Media Player, Twonky, Asset UPnP, ...) or Media Renderer to do something useful.

Check out the What is BubbleUPnP Server? page for more information about it's capabilities.

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Thank you, I will try it :) – Robin Dec 23 '12 at 12:53

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