Stream videos from your server for free

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Once your server is up and run­ning, you’re ready to stream con­tent from it. The best option is to in­stall an app on your tar­get de­vice, but you have to make a one-off pay­ment of around £4.99 to un­lock the stream­ing fea­ture. You can avoid this by us­ing a browser in­stead. First, make a note of the IP ad­dress on your server dash­board. 1


Open the browser on your tar­get de­vice – an ipad, in our case. Type the ad­dress (in­clud­ing the port) and press En­ter. There are dif­fer­ent ad­dresses, depend­ing on whether you’re stream­ing over a lo­cal network (LAN) or the in­ter­net (WAN). Your de­vice should con­nect to the server to dis­play your fold­ers 1 and lat­est con­tent. 2


Tap an item you want to watch to see in­for­ma­tion about it (pulled from the in­ter­net), in­clud­ing cover art, 1 plot de­scrip­tion, de­tails of the video qual­ity and for­mat, 2 and thumb­nails of the cast and crew. 3 Tap Trailer 4 to stream the trailer from Youtube. When you’re ready, tap Play 5 to be­gin watch­ing.

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