I have a hard drive with HD ATSC (.ts) files that I want to serve to a Popcorn Hour A-100 (with the 30-second advance and reverse intact).
I currently use an XP machine but would like to be able to serve the files without leaving the loud, heat-producing desktop running all the time.
I don't need to do any transcoding or any CPU-intensive progressing. By the time the files are on the hard drive they are ready to view.
Any thoughts on how to serve the files over an ethernet network from a USB2 drive on the SheevaPlug?
Probably an application named Swisscenter can help you, here is a link to supported hardware and installation guide, http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/component/option,com_mambowiki/Itemid,73/
I've installed this software following this guide in sheevaplug, even the guide says the steps are for ubuntu 7.04 it woked fine with Jaunty serving media to my Pinnacle Showcenter 200.