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Is there a Linux version of Windows Media Server?

So that windows visitors are able to view streaming video

   
6:50 pm on Dec 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone point me to a Linux version of Windows Media Server?

Background: I will soon create a website (for a large charity) with a lot of streaming video. The potential host has Linux servers. I need to be sure that any visitor to my new website (who uses Windows Media Player) can view the video.

9:34 am on Jan 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmm, no reply...

If there isn't a Linux version of Windows Media Server - does that mean:

a visitor to my new website (who uses Windows Media Player) can't view the video ?

Any advice on this will help me decide which host to use.

9:44 am on Jan 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I did a quick dig yesterday and couldn't find anything. Anybody care to jump in with some info?
9:57 am on Jan 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I looked too Little. I thought for sure there was one out there. I even waded into the pit of msn dev docs and couldn't find anything.
10:28 am on Jan 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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why not try Darwin Streaming Server from apple ???[url]darwin[/url]

plays both avi and quicktime formats System Requirements are
Linux (Red Hat 5.2 and later, 6.2 highly
recommended)
Solaris 7 (SPARC)
FreeBSD 3.5
Windows NT Server 4.0/Windows 2000 Server
11:06 am on Jan 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jimbo_Mac
I found this url: [opensource.apple.com...]

I have not provided streaming video before, can anyone tell me if this looks like it will do the job.

My 'understanding' is that a video Mpeg (at an appropriate bit rate) will stream through windows media player - if that is the default on a visitors browser.