Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Im looking for a Media center/player that lets me connect to my FTP server. This is what I know so far. XBMC is great however its too much of a media center and when working in word its anoyly hard to change the song.

VLC does have ftp capabilities, however they are not easy, and you can only direct to only one file and not to a directory.

I would like something with a iTunes like UI that plays directly from my FTP server.


share|improve this question
Why FTP? Perhaps there are better ways to go about this... – basszero Oct 25 '09 at 22:13
What OS are you using? – Sasha Chedygov Oct 25 '09 at 22:39
Windows and Ubuntu – thegreyspot Oct 29 '09 at 1:01

Ashampoo® Media Player+ is freeware.

This is what it says:

Online folders and files:
You can include FTP folders and web files in your playlists. The contents of FTP folders are updated automatically, just like local folders! You can even listen to and view many audio and video formats online in real time, without downloading the files to your computer first.


share|improve this answer
Yeah, I've read about that one. Should be good, never used it. – waszkiewicz Oct 19 '09 at 13:17

MediaPortal - Been using this for a couple of years now.

share|improve this answer

here's an entirely different approach:

use NetDrive to mount remote storage (such as FTP servers) as a local hard drive and then use your media player of choice to play media files.

NetDrive supports direct file operation in mapped drive. You can run any .exe files in remote server from your Windows explorer. To watch a movie file in your remote server, you just need to double click it.

NetDrive free for personal use.

share|improve this answer

Mplayer if I well remember could do that !!!

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .