Content Server Usage
I was sitting at a wireless access point miles from home when Figure 2 was captured. The file is the first track off the Nine Inch Nails’ “Ghosts” album (see Figure 3), which the band made available for legal downloading. The horizontal progress bar represents the time the song has been playing as you would expect. The sound is a bit choppy when playback starts. Flash running on the browser is required to access content.
Figure 2 Accessing Opera Unite media content server from the Internet
Figure 3 Opera Unite MP3 server in action
An MP3 media streamer is built in, and a video streamer is available for download.
If you have trouble experiencing streaming video or audio on Linux, this Ubuntu tutorial shows you how to get multimedia running. The apt-get installation will be useful for Debian users if one installs the Debian multimedia repository entry in /etc/apt/sources.list. The package list should give users of other distros information that’s helpful in figuring out what to look for in their own repositories.
Figure 4 Personal Webpage Server
Figure 5 Opera Unite photoserver in action
Figure 6 Opera Unite photoserver – individual image