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Home Media Server question

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Hi guys,

I am hoping you can help me here. I don't know if this is possible but let's see.

At home I have around 5 PCs/Laptops and a lot of audio/media that we all share in the household.
The media is currently stored on a USB and pretty much we have to attach to it whichever PC/laptop wants to use it.

What I am hoping to achieve is to turn one of the PCs into a centralised media server that will hold the media (instead of the USB) and stream this media over the home network/homegroup.
The PCs and laptop are connected wirelessly.

Now my questions are:

1. Is the setup I want possible, with a program to stream the media over the network/homegroup? If so does anyone have any suggestions on software for this for both OS and streaming software.

2. If this is not possible does anyone have any alternative solutions.

Thanks
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