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What's the easiest / cheapest / best way to watch home DVDs that were copied to a windows share?

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I have a bunch of home movies that were on DVD and now copied to a hard drive on a windows PC.  Each folder for each dvd has the video_ts and audio_ts folders.  What's the easiest / simplest way to get to watch these on a TV?

right now, I have a spare windows PC connected via VGA to one of the large screen TV inputs, I see the windows desktop and can browse the network to the share of all the DVDs.  Then play it with a DVD playing app.

Is there another / simpler way?

Isn;t there some standard for streaming media on a home network?  4 letters, starts with an H?  HDLA? HNMA? What am I thinking about?  Would that work? what hardware do I need?

Thanks!
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