My network currently comprises of an HTPC running MCE2005, an CEP machine and a Mac mini - over a wireless network. There's two problems. Firstly, I don't understand streaming in a practical sense (i.ae. what software, configuration of machines etc) and secondly, I've got some different music files on each machine but most of my music, I have on all of them if you see what I mean. It's where I've ripped a CD in whatever room I happen to be in but have not copied across to the other two. In other words, I've three copies of say 80% of my music (one on each machine) and one or two copies of the rest, randomly spread about on my network. I could do a sort out I guess but eventually, it'll happen again and it doesn't actually seem the right thing to do. I need to centralis or at the very least, have each machine exactly the same in terms of my music content (which wouldn't be a bad form of backup) I don't want a blow by blow account, just some decent pointers and handy hints so to speak. I am not interested in xboxes, sinus or similar so called net players, simply because I already have the hardware (given that a computer should be able to be a media player, albeit an over weight one) and just need to learn and implement. I tired a search on here but I got no response. If there is already a thread on it, please could someone point me to it. There, I don't think I can toady or cower much lower than that Incidently, the mac mini runs itunes and I can see my music on the other machines but if I click it, it copies it across the network to the mac mini - which isn't streaming...... is it? On the other hand, I had a very heavy and runny cold the other day..... now that was streamin.... Cheers, Jon.