For years I've used "headless PCs" for such. The lowlyless of PC's with 64 to some megabytes of RAM and any Linux does this just fine.
Of course if you want it to say NAS, just stencil it on the box...
I'm looking for an external device that would allow me to
store several hundred GB of media files in a network
accessible location. Something w/ a USB/Firewire port would
be nice for quick file transfer rates. I'm not so picky on
that though. Anything that will stream decently over the LAN
to at least 2 computers would be good.
Would you guys suggest NAS solution or an external hard drive
w/ an ethernet bridge? If the latter, what type of bridges
are available? Also, would an internal drive used with an
Lastly, I was also thinking about getting one of those media
players that stream files to your home theater via the LAN.
Any idea if this would still work in this situation, or does
it require a computer to run software and can only stream
Thanks in advance!