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Help with setting up a media server

Help with setting up a media server

Help with setting up a media server

I am trying to set up a media server with Apache2 on Ubuntu 18.0.4
I am new to Linux and Apache so please bear with. What I am trying to do is access an .mp4 file or any other files using a URL. I am able to get to the Apache page when I use the internal ip address of the server but I would like to get to the mp4 files located in a folder. How do I get the mp4 from a web browser on a client within the local network.
What I am trying to do is create a Roku channel for internal use only. But I need the url for the program that creates the channel package. We would like to keep this all internal.



RE: Help with setting up a media server

Why not just use Plex https://www.linux.com/learn/how-create-streaming-m...


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RE: Help with setting up a media server

That depends on how your server is set up.

In Ubuntu normally the Apache directory is in something like /var/www/html/ That folder might contain an index.html file. This translates to something like xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/index.html as a url
Apache can serve any folders and files in that location. So if you have something like /var/www/html/media/file.mp4 for instance you should be able to access it as xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/media/file.mp4

If your media files are somewhere else, then you would need to configure Apache to serve some other path as a web directory or use a symlink to make say the media folder inside the apache folder redirect to where your media is.

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