My current set up-
A HTPC (windows 7) connected to a Apple extreme wifi router by ethernet cable. All movies are stored on the HTPC and are in various formats (AVI, MVK, MP4, VOB, ISO) Currently only my theater is able to view the movies using XBMC or by using a media player. I add movies on a weekly basis to the library.
What I want- -
I want the other two TVs in the house to be able to wirelessly access the movie library that is currently on the HTPC. I like XBMC however that isn’t a requirement and there isn’t a current need to stream from any online providers for content. FWIW the tvs are all within strong coverage of the WIFI.
My current limitations-
My lack of knowledge is my biggest limitation. I am open to buying two devices like Apple TV however I don’t want to use iTunes to manage my movie files. If a store bought device won’t handle what I want then I am willing to research and learn if someone can point me in the right direction. I have heard the terms NAS, RAID, SERVER, home network and more but I really don’t understand what they mean.
If I need to provide more info please let me know.