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  • Subsonic icon

    Subsonic

    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows Phone Self-Hosted

  • HFS (HTTP File Server) icon

    HFS (HTTP File Server)

    You can use HFS (HTTP File Server) to send and receive files. Its different from classic file sharing because it uses web technology to be more compatible with todays...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Ampache icon

    Ampache

    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. Common...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Self-Hosted PHP

  • TVersity icon

    TVersity

    TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, regardless of the...

    Commercial Windows

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  • CherryMusic icon

    CherryMusic

    A music streaming server written in python: Stream your own music collection to all your devices!.

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Python

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  • AudioStreamer icon

    AudioStreamer

    AudioStreamer is a free web-based audio streamer which gives you easy access to your music. It turns your PC in a streaming webserver. So you can listen to your music...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Sockso icon

    Sockso

    Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! Its designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3s can get their...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last commit 4 years ago, lot of issues on their github.
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    netjukebox

    netjukebox is a web-based media jukebox for MPD, VideoLAN and Winamp/httpQ. It features real-time MP3 streaming from different audio formats. Download single tracks or a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Kangee icon

    Kangee

    Kangee - the easy-to-use Open-Source Personal On-Demand Fileserver. Your communication partner only needs a browser to download or upload files to you. Use it by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Audiobox icon

    Audiobox

    Your music collection is now truly portable! Stream from anywhere, it doesn't matter where your files are stored. Upload and stream from the cloud, directly from...

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone

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  • Jinzora Media Server icon

    Jinzora Media Server

    Jinzora Media Server is a web based media streaming and management system, allowing you to stream your music and videos to any device with a web browser.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued Last update in 2013... https://sourceforge.net/projects/jinzora/

Orb Comments

Hard to replace 1 Helpful

Comment by JJtoob
about Orb May 2015

I haven't gone through all the alternatives, but the thing is that Orb did much more than your average file/music streamer. One of the best features it had, and that I used frequently, was the ability to show extra things on the video side, like your webcam, and if your webcam had tilt/pan/zoom controls, it might even let you use them, or watch TV if you had a TV tuner installed in your computer, and it even let you control the TV tuner, so you could change channels, all live!

Viewing your webcam is not something hard to come by, though many stream programs won't do it, because they are designed to watch videos on demand, not live sources.

The ability to control the TV tuner on top of everything else it did, is a feature I hadn't seen before, and no one has implemented it since. I moved on to another service called Tonido, just for a while, until storage got easy enough to come by that I could have most if not all of my media with me. The TV thing, though, is something you really can't replace unless your cable package comes with a similar solution, and I wonder how many people have that available.

[Edited by JJtoob, July 04]

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