For those who use Opera Unite there is a Addon called Stream media
, it can stream any media file from you computer to your friends browser.
Make your own media tube with Opera Unite! Stream video and audio to your friends right in browser. They don't need to download files, just watch them online.
Currently there are only a handful of supported formats: flv, mp3, swf, aif, aiff, aac, au, bmp, gsm, mov, mid, midi, mpg, mpeg, mp4, m4a, psd, qt, qtif, qif, qti, snd, tif, tiff, wav, 3g2, 3gp, ra, ram, rm, rpm, rv, smi, smil, asx, asf, avi, wma, wmv
I have a funny feeling that Opera will eventually be following in the footsteps of Google Chrome, with everything you need right at your fingertips! (this would be welcomed.)WebM
WebM Project is a Google-sponsored project dedicated to create an open and royalty free video format that provides high quality video compression for use with HTML5 video. - Wikipedia
Opera have started releasing lab versions
of their browser with the WebM video format, with Google, Mozilla and Opera all backing the format it appears this might change the way we view audio/video. Check out the benefits here