I want to stream media from my Network Attached Storage (NAS) to my Home Theatre PC (HTPC) and control/browse what I watch using my Desire. I have searched for a little while and cannot seem to find an easy to understand, authoritative source for getting to know how to do this.
I currently use Boxee (an XMBC derivative) on my HTPC, and have it scanning my NAS for Videos/Music/iPlayer etc, then I use a basic IR remote and choose what I want to watch on my TV. This works fine for video, but its not particularly great/convenient for music, as I want to be able to walk around the house and choose music through a list of music on my android phone to play through the HTPC. I also want to replace my IR remote with a cheap android tablet. Just to confirm here, I don't want to play the media off my android phone on my TV, I want to use my android phone to browse the media on my NAS, and control it playing on my TV.
For those that know, I think Sonos does something similar to what I am describing, but you need the Sonos hardware and special remotes, and I would ideally like to use my own hardware.
My question then: can this be done using DLNA/uPnP? Which of these would be better to use? Does anyone have any experience with home media streaming and can recommend programs? Are there any android apps which suit my needs?
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