As a test, I placed a video file on my WD My Cloud Personal NAS, got a share link to the file from files.mycloud.com, pasted the link into a browser, clicked on the file name, and the file downloaded to my computer – which is useful, but not what I wanted.
Instead of downloading, is there a way to have the video play in a browser window, similar to how a link to a video on Google Drive plays?
In reading some forum posts, it looks like the built-in Twonky server (which is enabled on my NAS) does something like that, but it appears to require a DLNA client to play a video. (I don’t fully understand this stuff, so my terms may be wrong.)
If there’s not a way to directly play a video in a browser window, is there some type of server software, preferably simple and low cost, that I can install on a Windows computer that will provide this functionality?
Thank you in advance.