"Most newer TVs and game consoles (the PS3) are UPnP
capable and allow you to stream content from UPnP enabled sources.
iTunes (Windows) and Rhythmbox (Linux) can play media that is
centrally hosted on this type of server - an excellent way to setup
a centralized, on demand audio/video library in your home.
"The hardware we are using for this project is the same hardware
we used in a previous project [Building a Mini-ITX Web Content
Filter with Ubuntu] which involved a mini-ITX system to save space
and keep the power requirements low. The same objectives are
applied here although you may elect to use different hardware in
your own implementation of this project."