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  • Google Play Music icon

    Google Play Music

    Google Play Music, a service available for people who have a Google account, lets people upload their personal music collection and access it instantly on the web or any compatible device. Upload your personal music collection to...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Android Wear

  • 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 music while at work. You can stream to multiple players...

    Freemium Linux Mac Windows Web / Cloud 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 Internet. It also differs from classic web servers because its...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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 code : https://github.com/ampache/ampache

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows 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 codec limitations of the device. For example, the Xbox 360 does not...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • 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 from everywhere and on any device(tablet, desktop, smartphone, ...)...

    Open Source Linux Windows

  • 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 friends listening to their music across the internet in seconds! ...

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last commit 4 years ago, lot of issues on their github.
  • Ushare uPnP media server icon

    Ushare uPnP media server

    uShare is a UPnP (TM) A/V & DLNA Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files...

    Open Source Linux

  • IMES icon

    IMES

    IMES is a server-based, multi-user music database & streamer. It employs couchdb for authentication and for serving its web frontend and music database to clients. Music is transcoded on-the-fly to MP3 and streamed via RTSP or...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • netjukebox icon

    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 whole album in one zip file. It is also possible to batch...

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • 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 Linux Mac Windows Android Self-Hosted

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

    Zenound Music

    Zenound is a music service that will change the way you experience music. Our goal is to create a service that can be easily adopted and make listening, discovering and sharing music easier to do (and also more enjoyable). Users...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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 exchanging links Kangee generates for you.

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows

  • Easy File Sharing Web Server icon

    Easy File Sharing Web Server

    Easy File Sharing Web Server is a file sharing software that allows visitors to upload/download files easily through a Web Browser (IE, Mozilla, Netscape etc.). It can help you share files with your users, customers and partners. They...

    Commercial Windows

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    pulpTunes

    pulpTunes is an open source web server that enables you to access and play your iTunes library remotely from any computer on the network. There is nothing to install on the remote computers, simply use your browser to access the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.3, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Zina icon

    Zina

    Zina is a graphical interface to your MP3 collection, a personal jukebox, an MP3 streamer. It can run on its own, embeded into an existing website, or as a Drupal module, Wordpress plug-in and Joomla component. It is released under...

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows Self-Hosted Drupal Joomla ... Wordpress

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last news on their website dates back 2010.
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  • streeme icon

    streeme

    Listen to music on the go! Streeme is an open source, html5 based personal music server.Requirements: PHP 5.2.10+ & PEAR,Apache 2+,MySQL 5+,FFMPEG,SVN

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, that dates back to 2012, can be still downloaded from Github
  • 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 your desktop or from the most popular cloud services. Mix your...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Weezo icon

    Weezo

    Turn your computer into a secure exchange place With Weezo, you can gain remote access to content on your computer: photos, music, videos, documents, and much more. Whether it be for personal usage or sharing with your friends...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • BarracudaDrive icon

    BarracudaDrive

    Are looking to share huge files with your friends and don't know where to upload them? Do you have a firm, a company or an office and want to run an internal network and power it with a unified multi-purpose server for document...

    Free Personal Linux Mac Windows

  • Rara icon

    Rara

    rara.com provides the ultimate music experience, with the freedom to discover, play and share unlimited amounts of music. There are millions of songs to choose from, including big-name stars on all the major labels and thousands of...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT iPad

    • Discontinued App removed and site down
  • Gigatribe icon

    Gigatribe

    Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues. Features: There are no limitations on quantity or file size All your files are kept on your...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v3.04.013, released in April 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • EON ZFS Storage icon

    EON ZFS Storage

    What is EON? Embedded Operating system/Networking is a small operating system, built on Solaris, designed to store any amount of digital data on Intel/AMD (x86) hardware, using the amazing, enterprise class Zettabyte File System. ...

    Free Personal Linux

Orb Comments

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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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