I want to stream a video file I have locally to show it to a friend, e.g., to watch a movie together.
Is there such a program?
I use Ubuntu but I don't know what OS my friend uses.
I have noticed that the popular, alternative media player: VLC, appears to provide options for this. If the menu is hidden, you should be able to access it with the alt key.
Other than that; you can implement your very own, custom, client/server model with Python 2.7/3.x ((
python3.5)) and these modules:
Apparently it's a popular approach among CCTV / security-camera systems.
Check out these references:
You could set up a Plex Server and then allow him access to it but it's going to be difficult as I guess you have a dynamic IP.