I'm looking for a server software for Linux, with which I can stream Video files via the network.
I'd prefer a Software with a (web) GUI or one where you only have to point your media player to a URI.
The Problem with VLS/VLC is, that you start a Stream and it runs always, you just switch it on like a TV show. But I want it in an on-demand fashion, so the films starts when I want to watch it. Also I had other issues with it.
I felt FFmpeg was too difficult and I had trouble getting it to run.
I'd like to be able to sit down and watch a film from my server at my girlfriends place. There isn't even SSH on her laptop and I don't want to fiddle around with putty forever, it has to be easy and quick or the solution won't work :)
I wasn't able to have a look at XMBC yet, is it possible to use it to stream over the network (I read that somewhere)?