While most folks would probably take the hardware-based
media streaming approach
to get computer / HDD-based media onto their snazzy HD sets, Cyberlink
is offering up a reasonable software-based alternative for those looking to pass media around from PC to PC (or HTPC
). By installing Cyberlink's Media Server on your media-packed computer, it provides a hassle-free way to open up your files to the home network and share them easily with other connected users. Aside from allowing any UPnP
-certified player to locate media across the network, it also supports multiple simultaneous users so long as each connected PC is outfitted with a copy of the firm's SoftDMA application. Although nothing here is truly revolutionary, it does offer up a fairly straightforward
approach to achieving the "digital home," and you can pick this up (or download, actually) for $79.95 right now, which will include two SoftDMA licenses to get you going.