I want to provide a library of videos (currently in standard DVD format but willing to convert to MOV, MP3/MP4 or whatever) which I'd like to make available to my 6 year old daughter over a wireless network (currently WIFI G - but can upgrade to N if needed).
The videos must be accessible from a Windows environment (XP, Vista, W7), although likely to be an iPad as soon as - so probably delivery via a web browser is a must.
Not currently planning to stream to the TV, but the option of streaming to an XBox or PS3 would be useful - although not top of the list in priority terms.
Ideally, ease of use is a high priority, although the usual stuff (security, ability to quickly add additional content, ability to manage the server over a WIFI network, ability to perform automated backup, ability to stream photos over the web etc etc - all this would be a bonus - but not the main point).
Looking into: PogoPlug 2.0 (although reviews say streaming video is unreliable), simply using a dedicated PC and using VLC to deliver the content (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/).
This subject is cross platform. It needs experience of:-
2. Networking - and in particular WIFI networking
3. Media streaming - video and photos