Oh dear, this is why I really should read the rest of the forums before I post. 😳
Having now done a bit of reading up, it seems that I can use Firefly combined with Fireplay to do exactly when I want, without the need for any third party streaming solutions…
So my thought now is quite simply to run a basic Ubuntu box with Firefly and Fireplay. I’m also going to ditch iTunes in favour of Media Monkey or similar as I need to be able to sync my iPod with my music library, which I understand I can’t do using a daap share in iTunes?
All being well I’m now aiming to have the box and software all set up this evening, and hopefully have the media files in place by tomorrow evening so that I can try it out whilst I’m away from home this weekend.
EDIT: Thanks Evilripper. 🙂