Andromedia is a new way to stream your digital media – to yourself.
Content-streaming conglomerates have a new enemy, and his name is Scott.
Scott Matthews’ Andromeda is streaming software that’s secure, works on OS X, Microsoft and Unix platforms and lets you browse your media library using any web browser, sans advertisements. It’s dead simple to install and the free version is robust. And unlike other home broadcast technologies such as ShoutCAST, Andromeda is pull-based: You choose the songs or videos you want to hear or see.
It’s basically a PHP/ASP app that runs on your internet-connected, web-server-installed home computer. If you’re on OSX, fire up Apache/PHP, and Windows can use the built-in ASP support under PWS. Just when I was about to transfer a hard-drive’s worth of MP3s by doing just that – transporting the hard drive, I found a new solution to help keep me from having to manage 2 sets of MP3 collections. Of course as soon as I buy Tai’s iPod, this will all be relatively moot.