Originally Posted by zad
have a look at xbmc mate,
i have a pi at home that i use to stream videos from a nas using the software and has a lovely gui as well, some that is quite easy to edit. not to mention the distro is simple to install and understand too and no need to have a linux background either.
there is also an android phone app that works as a remote too (tho all your video/audio information has to be added to the xbmc database to work correctly)
Thanks for the info man.. xbmc looks good, ill have a look into the app for controlling it aswell.. Im going to get a virtual machine that I can test for now until I get a PI