If you have your music scattered over several computers (desktop and laptop, home, office, etc.) Sockso can help you listen to your favorite songs without needing duplicate music collections.
Sockso is probably the easiest way to configure a personal server and stream your own music online, either to enjoy your collection anywhere or to share it with family and friends. It doesn't require any specialist knowledge and works with MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WMA.
All you have to do is unzip the contents of the compressed archive to a folder and launch the program. The server will be up from that very moment, meaning you can just open up a web browser, enter the URL displayed by Sockso and browse your collection through a nicely-designed web user interface. Of course you need to add some music folders, though you can simply let the program scan your system in search of music files.
Sockso features some basic configuration settings for your music server, including the possibility to add user accounts for more security. Users of your server will be able to listen to streaming music, download files, create playlists and even use Sockso in combination with Last.fm for audioscrobbling.
The only drawback I found in Sockso was the streaming player. It was so slow that any song I played on it stopped every few seconds. Then again, maybe it was just a problem with my connection.
With Sockso you can have you own personal music server up and running in just a few minutes.