by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com
How to Set Up a Streaming Video Server with VLC
With mobile devices, laptops, and even internet ready TVs; streaming video is replacing DVDs for home entertainment. The ease and mobility of streaming video is pushing this format further into the future. For people who enjoy the movies they have, they are looking for a way to send video to their internet ready TVs or want to share video on their websites, streaming is the way to go.
There are many streaming services that will allow you to upload your videos and stream them to whichever device you want to watch on. The benefit of these services is that the work is done for you. They are easy to use and often come with a small cost. Depending on the type of video you want to stream, they accept most common formats. However, if you are looking for a free solution, consider creating your own streaming server.
Setting Up your Own Server with VLC:
If you are looking for a way to stream your videos on your own, have more control over the files, and who gets access, setting up your own streaming server is the best option. There are a lot of options for creating a server, from purchasing software to free software that is available for download.
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