TVersity is a UPnP media server. It supports format conversions and streaming to multiple device types. The TVersity software is running on a MSWindows Vista PC.
TVersity can take podcasts and video/audio streams and convert and distribute the streams to other devices. It can also distribute local music, video, and pictures.
TVersity has built-in support for youtube and many RSS feeds.
Instead of streaming Bloomberg or CNN on a PC, I instead stream this video and radio and podcasts to a D-Link media player. I enjoy watching video podcasts on the sofa, and children can watch Sesame Street podcasts and other children's content.
The D-Link DSM-320 didn't support wireless WEP/WAP. I also found that using my in-building wireless caused glitches with the media server. I pulled CAT5 and video streaming is now smooth with the hard-wired connection.
The D-Link device has special codes to enable telnet and a small unix shell.