|Review For: Hathor Media Server
Site Link: http://www.twistedflute.com/
Compatibility: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Date Reviewed: May 2, 2004
Written By: Webmaster Christopher Beley
The perfect way to
share all your cough...legal music..cough with your friends...
Setting It Up
Setting it up was relatively simple. After installation, the
program automatically starts up. There are about 7 different
tabs with all sorts of options that you can choose from.
After setting all your options you simply press Start Server under
the Status Tab, and Wa La! Your server is up and
running. To view your server, take note of your outside IP
under the status tab, open up your favorite browser, and then
First of all, it comes ready with a
template, so you won't have to create one yourself, however you
can edit the template if you want. Another neat thing is
that you can password protect your "site". So when
someone goes to your site with all your music, they will have to
enter in a password and username. Additionally, you can have
as many passwords and usernames as you want!
This may not be
considered a feature, but this program is very easy to use.
For example, to import all your music, you simply go to the Media
tab, click add, select a folder, and wait a few seconds.
All the pages for your website are generated automatically.
The last feature I
will mention (you can check out the site for this program to get a
detailed list of all the features) is the encoding options. As long
as you enable it on the Advance Tab (check "allow
anyone who goes to your site will be able to stream music at a lower
bit rate. This means, for people on dial-up who want to stream
from your site, they can select a lower bit rate so they
can stream music faster without having pauses in the music.
The program itself works great, but
running the server off dial up is not a good idea. In
testing with dial up, we experienced blank pages, and extremely
low upload times. If you have high speed then this is a
great program, but if you have dial-up...beware.
In conclusion, this is one great program to access your music from
anywhere in the world, and I highly recommend it.
Thanks to Setheronie12 (Old DH Admin AKA: Admin of my host) and
IceHammer (Old DH Forum Support) for helping me test this program.