"Other guides on the subject discuss how to set up a Samba-based
solution, but we feel that our solution is simpler and easier since
you only have to install and configure one program instead of
several. For this purpose, we use GNUMP3d. GNUMP3d is a program
that makes media available through a web-based interface. Instead
of using the Samba protocol, GNUMP3d uses ordinary HTTP to get the
This guide assumes that you have a Linux-based computer available
and are ready to begin the installation process immediately. If
this is not the case, you should set up a Linux-based environment
to use. It doesn't really matter which distro you are using, but
for the sake of simplicity, we are going to use Ubuntu in this
demonstration since Ubuntu has a large following and the needed
software is already in the repositories. If your distro does not
have a pre-compiled package of GNUMP3d available, you will need to
compile it yourself.
"What you will need:
1. A web browser
2. Root or superuser access to the Linux system that is to be the
3. Access to the Ubuntu repositories through apt-get (or the
GNUMP3d source code and any necessary compile tools)
4. One or more media players that can handle streaming media
(Videolan, Amarok, and Totem with Gstreamer are recommended)
5. Some music and/or video files to test with"
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