I recently dumped my WDTV Live Plus for the Roku XS2. I made the assumption that I could connect to LAN shares and play videos and slideshow JPGs like my WDTV, but I am unable to figure out how to do it. I discovered PLEX, but I dont want to have to run a Server executable on my file server. Is there a way to just stream the content off an SMB share?
So far, I think the Roku is amazingly fast considering it's size, and it doesn't get very hot either. Very impressive! I just want to play media over LAN. I've looked through a channel list and found two 3rd party tools that either required payment or didn't fit my requirements.