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What are leading solutions today for sharing on the Internet, via a web interface, photos and/or videos (streaming) and other resources from a home server?

  • Prefer minimum firewall intervention (homeside).
  • Prefer unique domains and IPs (For clients behind company firewalls).
  • Should work well for clients inside home network - pulling heavy resources locally.
  • Flexible sharing possibilities.

I would like to hear about solutions that are god for only videos, or only photos clips. I think now discontinued orb and Opera Unite could have been a good solutions (for streaming media).

  • I posted tonido as an answer, but it was deleted. – Olav Dec 21 '14 at 21:24
  • Are you looking for a free solution? Or, are you willing to spend some money? – rrirower Jan 15 '15 at 13:23
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I believe using Google Drives sharing technology will more than fit your needs. You can make folders and share numerous properties of said folder to other people. They don't even need a Google Profile but it is suggested.

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    I think the OP's point is not to have to upload his whole hard drives upfront. – Franck Dernoncourt Oct 26 '14 at 23:45
  • What are you talking about Franck? I didn't say anything about backing up whole hard drives. Maybe you are not familiar with google drive. My intentions were uploading individual files. – Luke Davis Oct 26 '14 at 23:48
  • I am not looking for a cloud solution. (Though you might call it "private cloud" - Tonido uses that term). This is because of the size of the data and also home LAN clients. The Internet web client interface of clouds are "good" though. – Olav Oct 27 '14 at 7:14
  • What about shutterfly for photos? – Luke Davis Oct 27 '14 at 16:21
  • Isnt that just another photo sharing site. – Olav Dec 16 '14 at 11:21
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If you thought Tonido might be an answer, then you should look at OwnCloud.

This enables you to host your files locally or in a storage cloud and grant permission to users to access them from your home network or outside.

I believe it covers all your stated requirements.

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