Originally Posted by falko
Did you take a look at ownCloud?
Following your recommendation, yes.
It installed relatively easy on Ubuntu 12.04 / Apache using the information right on http://owncloud.org
from where it was downloaded.
It's likely advisable to create the MySQL database BEFORE you run the configuration as some users have had problems but that is clearly outlined at: http://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4593
It's pretty clear that the default install is designed for documents, photos and music and not streaming video but I imagine once I read the docs a bit more there's likely a way to tailor it a bit more to meet my needs.
The GUI interface is also very crisp, fresh, modern and simple.
Now I need to figure out how to point it to the NAS... :-)
Thanks agin... this very might be the web application that puts a finishing touch to my home-based server.