I'd like to watch (and listen to) all my media on home PC, from a netbook elsewhere. And I'd like it to appear as seamless as possible, as if I were playing media locally, but actually streaming from home.
I've tried using VLC streaming wizard and it doesn't work every time for me. Sometimes I have to retry streaming with different settings. And I only figured out how to add selected media files to the stream playlist, which isn't very convenient. In the best case I can currently open the stream, but I don't know how to control it aside from TeamViewer and similar programs. Ideally, I'd like to be able to use my player's controls to control VLC at home (play/pause, position, next/prev, etc).
VLC also appears to have a remote control feature, but I haven't explored it much yet. So far it looks like a good choice of streaming app, aside from file selection.
How can I select any media using folder tree view to stream from home player, and control playback from another computer?