I have a laptop permanently attached to my TV. The laptop is on the same home network, connected wirelessly to the desktop where I download my torrents. Today the fastest way for me to watch something is to copy it to a USB drive and then connect it to the laptop.
I want to know if there is a good way to just watch files over the home network. Today it just seems very slow and even copying files seems to be a pain.
[Edit] I use Windows XP Pro and VLC player. I have a 802.11g network.