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I'm looking for a way to create a streaming environment within my home network. I figured out DLNA or Airplay are probably the way to go but now I have a problem figuring out with which device I'm able to create a stream which is then consumed by different clients (speakers, ...) I know how to access files (especially music) through the network. I have a Synology NAS / Raspberry Pi / Home server ready to be configured. The stream producer should be running all the time (probably on the nas / homeserver) and the consumer should be able to consume the stream whenever they are turned on. Any ideas?

  • Have you taken a look at plex? – Richie086 Jan 12 '16 at 4:56
  • yes i took a look at plex, its kinda similar to the others, it only provides access to the music that is stored, im not able to stream music... – keevw Jan 12 '16 at 12:08
  • What source are you hoping to stream music from? Your NAS? Somewhere online? – Richie086 Jan 12 '16 at 12:24
  • preferably nas or home server, i figured out a way to stream but it just works for a single song, using vlc media player and then creating an http-stream which is then consumed through another vlc media player – keevw Jan 12 '16 at 13:15
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If you the streaming device eg: mobile / iPod is in a Bluetooth range then probably you can make use if NFC which should be available on all the latest devices or you can take advantage of UPnP technology.

take a look at the article

Let me know if you have any further questions regarding the same.

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  • thanks for the response, but its the same problem as always, if i create a upnp-server, i can get access to my music/movie library but i want to create a stream that is always running (even when not used) so that when a receiving device is turned on it immediately is able to receive the stream (maybe stream is the wrong word?) – keevw Jan 12 '16 at 12:11

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