I want to buy a 500GB WD Mybook World Edition but I want to use the drive to share music with my sister who lives 400 miles away. What would be the best way to this? What software should I put on it (FTP,PHP)? Thanks
Hi, What's your and your sisters internet speed? Be for you event think of sharing data, you need make shure your internet connection that does'nt die when sombody download from you.
I would just make a softlink from your music folder to your web root.
2 X MBWE 500gb
Thanks for the reply. We both have very fast cable internet. Th highest I have downloaded was 7 Gigabytes per second and she downloads a 5 Gigabytes per second. I am a noob at this. Could you explain what you mean by a soft link. I thought ftp would be the best since we can both put files on the Mybook and download them from anywhere.
I would say that the best way to share data using your Mybook is to use the AccessBook tool.
You can add Thumbnail and comments to your files…
Your friends can download files.
for uploading big files, use ftp…
I don't personally know if this works flawlessly. But I recommend http://www.kplaylist.net/ . I uses PHP and you can stream music directly from it. Great search features and so on. Check the website for screenshots. Hope it works, should really put that on my MBWE :S hmm.. you gave me an idea here :)
it kplaylist needs Mysql which is well known to be too heavy for the Mybook….
But the idea is good, i could add mp3 ( and other media) streming support within accessbook, using m3u playlists…
i did a few tests and it could work securely over internet using the following technologies :
An additional open port on lighttpd ( 8082 for example)
the site will be secured by login / password (same as accessbook) , but not encrypted.
when a user click "play" within AccessBook, it would create a symlink in the "stream" web site,
then redirect the browser to this symlink and a m3u file. ( user will have to re-authenticate within Media player…, but it is possible to save the password…)
It would be possible to "play medias in a folder" or to "play a specific media file"…
all this should work, just a little coding to put it all together…
i add that as the next action in the AccessBook todo list…