What I have:
- An old laptop with an external harddrive via USB
- A wireless router
What I want to achieve:
- Stream video and music to
- Xbox360 (it's ok if it doesn't work with xbox360, this is just a bonus)
- Which OS on the laptop would be the best for this purpose? Windows 7 or a Linux server?
- Do I need any streaming software on the server, or just simply share the harddrive?
Ideally, I would like to just host the media files on the harddrive, and use native programs (iTunes on Mac/iPad, WMP on PC) to play music/videos, is this possible?
If I really need to install some software to do this, what can I use?