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Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - OldTerrier - 2012-04-29 15:37

Is Streaming XBMC from the cloud possible ?


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - guyonphone - 2012-04-30 10:28

Hello OldTerrier,

XBMC can view streaming content from the web, but it cannot stream files, at least not natively. You would be WAAAAY better off with something like airvideo, or orb, which is designed to do this.

Thank You


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - jhsrennie - 2012-04-30 11:29

It depends on what you mean by streaming from the cloud.

XBMC can play many different kinds of streams. The difficulty is getting the stream URL, which is generally complicated. If you post details about where your media are stored and how you normally get at it (through a browser?) we might be able to comment.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - OldTerrier - 2012-04-30 13:02

It is just a feasability study realy. I was looking at something like these people http://www.justcloud.com/.

The problem I have is I have about 5TB on extenal hard drives and I am nearly out of space. I am constantly on the move so big server stacks are not an option. I was just wondering if I could transfer my files to a cloud server and then point xbmc at this server to play my files. I havent tried this yet so I dont know if you get a specific URL for youre content or not. I was just wondering if this had been tried by anyone else or if it was out of the question.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - Parrappa - 2012-07-25 18:59

I am also very interested in setting something like this up. As I was searching to see if it was possible to point something like my XBMC or my PLEX client to a cloud service where all my video files would be hosted, this was the first topic that I stumbled across. Has anybody been able to set something like this up? Or is it even possible?


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - classicspam - 2012-07-25 23:51

I would assume if they have ftp or webdav access to your files then yes...otherwise no.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - fta123 - 2012-10-29 14:59

Can anyone share if they have setup a streaming service from the cloud?...I know box.net(.com) does have FTP/DEV capability


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - adamfattah - 2012-11-13 04:16

I'm in the same boat :/ Have you found anything yet? I have a cloud server with lots of movies on it and i'm trying to get my xbmc pointed at the server.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - MassIV - 2012-11-13 19:34

Yes i use this, works fine. Use mainly WebDav(https), also great on phone.

Source looks like this in xbmc:
Code:
https://username:password@domain.com:443/folder/subfolder/file.avi



RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - apr0mpt - 2013-01-14 07:04

(2012-11-13 19:34)MassIV Wrote:  Yes i use this, works fine. Use mainly WebDav(https), also great on phone.

Source looks like this in xbmc:
Code:
https://username:password@domain.com:443/folder/subfolder/file.avi

This is exactly what I want to do. You should write a guide... please please.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - XenapZ - 2014-11-25 00:53

Im also interested in this, is anyone out there using this?

If so, could you make a guide on how to stream the media to XBMC using a service that offers unlimited storage (not just backup). Would be very appreciated!


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - McButton - 2014-11-25 04:44

I use WD MyCloud. Xbmc pulls from that. It works great. It's also super easy to setup. I thought I'd need a more structured NAS, but the simple MyCloud does a pretty good job. No lag. All file types.


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - XenapZ - 2014-11-26 20:48

(2014-11-25 04:44)McButton Wrote:  I use WD MyCloud. Xbmc pulls from that. It works great. It's also super easy to setup. I thought I'd need a more structured NAS, but the simple MyCloud does a pretty good job. No lag. All file types.
Well as far as I understand the WD MyCloud is just a backup storage with a limit of 6 TB, right?
Im looking for a limitless online storage where I can store all my files without the need of actual physical drives that allows me to stream them to XBMC, that way I would never haveto buy another HDD. Is this possible?


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - tweebs - 2014-11-27 01:18

I've been trying to accomplish this very thing. After years of having a home NAS of some description I decided for a number of different reasons to rent and setup a remote server to download and steam my content from. I know there are quite of few of Seedbox companies out there that provide this service but they are restrictive and can be costly. I now rent a OVH/Kimsurf server and have installed Ubuntu 12.04 server, rTorrent, and run Apache2 server for web content. I have very basic Linux skills so this was a little tricky but there are some resources out there to do such a thing.

I thought it would simply be a matter of pointing XBMC to the same network path which I'm able to view content in my browser (with login info). XBMC does support http and https streaming so it didn't seem unreasonable. I'm able to view my download folder in any browser but for whatever reason I can't get XBMC to connect.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-webdav-access-with-apache-on-ubuntu-12-04

I haven't attempted to use FTP, I'm sure it work work but I've read it's not the protocol you want to use for streaming media on the WAN. I may try SFTP (which is not related to FTP) and see how that goes.

If anyone else wants to recommend a good protocol to try that is easy to setup on a linux server and works well with XBMC I'd be happy to try it. I hear Upnp works so-so with XBMC but developers are working on it.

Edit: I've tried SFTP with no luck. I can easily connect with WinSCP on the same computer but not though Kodi.

Be prepared for headache and heartbreak....


RE: Streaming XBMC from the cloud. - Dingochamp - 2014-11-28 13:25

Im also looking for information about this, has anyone had any luck with this kind of streaming?