Late last year I built a great HTPC with the help of Assassin HTPC. All my music, pictures, Blu-Rays are accessible through my ipad, WD TV box for other tv's in the home and it is great. Now I am asking for help for remote file access.
My wife and I have a vacation spot with high speed access. I would like to be able to access my movies, pictures, etc. from my vacation home over my high speed internet to home HTPC. I set up a VPN and I was able to see the files but I didn't know if that was the best way and I was accessing it only through my laptop.
So two questions:
1) If I have a TV at my second location, of course I could hook my computer to the TV and play movies - but what is the best way to access those files?
2) Is there a way to access my home media remotely with a media box like Boxee Box or WD Live?
3) What are your opions of Slingbox and can that work with a computer? The apps for slingbox are now on Boxee Box and WDTV Live.
Thanks for feedback. Bottom line, just trying to access my htpc from a second location.