I have a Ubuntu 7.10 server on my network that right now is just a file storage for my roommates and I. Now I know it is possible to set it up as a streaming server ( i have quite a few amvs/movies on it), but am having some difficulty doing so. I want the server to do all the decrypting/transcoding/whatever on its side so that i could use my Wii or ps3 or any computer to view it. I tried to use gnump3d to do this but it did not work this way, it requires the device you are using to have whatever codecs required to play it.

any links to ways to do this and/or walkthrus are very much appreciated

now i realize i may have confused/not very clear on some things so feel free to ask me questions.