I've got a huge digital video library and a ton of devices I use to watch content. I want to be able to stream content from my library to my devices, and generally the easiest mechanism I've found is good ol' HTTP.
For the moment I've got IIS pointed at my media folder with directory browsing. This works but it has some drawbacks:
- Sucks on mobile browsers because the text is too small
- Includes a ton of extra files
- No way to password protect some, uh... content, that my kids shouldn't be seeing
Ideally what I want is something that is visually appealing, like http://www.mediabrowser.tv/ with images and metadata, but is served over HTTP and looks good on a variety of browsers.
I'm not wedded to IIS, but I am sticking with Windows on the server.