Buggered if I know why ... but I installed Darwin Streaming Server without a root account and changed the settings and other files as needed.
Then, yesterday, it worked when I started it, but then , I shut it down and couldn't start it again.
Then, after many tries, it finally worked when I chdir'd to /homes/streaming/usr/local/sbin and ran this command:
./DarwinStreamingServer -c /homes/streaming/etc/streaming/streamingserver.xml
But it wouldn't run from any other directory!
The web admin page still does not work; wonder why.