The problem with using Tversity, XBMC etc is that the movie source has to be accessed using an installed program. So, effectively the desktop screen needs to be streamed I think. Then I can set the source program to full screen and hopefully stream it to the Humax for later watching on the TV or direct to the TV.
I have tried programs such as Tversity and VLC but cannot get my desktop on the TV via the Humax or any other way. I can send it to another computer though.
So, I tried NAS, a USB drive connected to my Asus router (it has 2 USB2 ports). I have no idea how to continue from there but have seen mention of NAS in the forums. Can anyone give me a start pointer?
HWMBO is fed up of a small screen alone in a bed room
Yes, an option if you want a cable trailing across the floor which I cannot have.
I have copied a Chinese .rmvb file to the 'NAS' and am currently changing the file type to avi with FormatFactory. The Humax can play one other avi file I have on the 'NAS' so I am hoping it will play the converted one. If so I may have achieved what I want.
Streaming the file from the NAS to my lappy and using RealMediaPlayer over wireless was to slow. Hopefully as the Humax is wired it will be quick enough.