Host Your Own Streaming Media Server Using Streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Streama is an open source application that is free to use. In a Linux distribution, you can freely setup your own streaming media server and stream videos, movies, tv shows or any others as per your wish. You can save such media files on your local computer or any other servers, VPS. Such videos can be streamed from any device on your network or can be watched from anywhere if you have setup on VPS.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux system open-source Software queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Main features of Streama includes:

  • Interactive video player.
  • It can be easily setup on local or other servers such as VPS.
  • User friendly.
  • One can easily upload videos with drag and drop.
  • Multiple users are supported.
  • It is open source and free to use.
  • Videos can be synced live remotely.
  • Similar movies and videos are discovered by it and suggest to add.
  • Availability of browser for watching videos.

Steps to Host Your Own Streaming Media Server Using Streama (Mini Netflix in Linux) 

To begin, you need to install a Java 8 or higher version for the streama to work. Here, we are going to install it with the following command:

$ sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

To verify the java version, run the following command:

$ java -version

Now to store all streama files, you have to create a folder. Here, we are creating a folder:

$ sudo mkdir streama

You can choose your preferred directory in such a case.

Now, go to that directory and download the latest streama version by using wget command as follows:

$ cd streama/
$ sudo wget

After downloading the latest streama file, make it executable with the following command:

$ sudo chmod +x streama-1.6.1.war

Let's start the streama server with the following command.

$ sudo ./streama-1.6.1.war

Now go to the browser and open the url  "http://localhost:8080" . Use both username and password as "admin" to login.

Now after login, you will see the redirect notice as "You need to fill out some required base-setting. You will be redirected to the settings page now". Click Ok then you will be redirected to the settings page. You can set the path of the Upload directory, base URL, stream logo, name and so on. Fill out all the sections with * .

Now go to the "Manage Content" section where you can manage your videos, movies, TV shows, file manager to manage media files.

Here, we are going to add movies. Click on "Create new Movie" first. You can check the instructions.

Click Save after putting details.

Next, we have to upload the movie by clicking on "No Video File Yet! Drop file or click here to add" section and add the movie.

Next select the video and start the upload process. 

Finally, you can watch movies by selecting the movies section and clicking on your preferred movie.

Also, You can add any other movies, TV shows, or any other videos.

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This article covers How to Host Your Own Streaming Media Server Using Streama (Mini Netflix in Ubuntu Linux). In fact, Streama helps to do it with a user-friendly and beautiful interface like Netflix. Now, You can watch your preferred videos by adding them locally or remotely as per your wish.

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