I don't know if I am posting this in the correct forum but I will try anyway.
My problem is this: My desktop Pc is located in my cellar and my Aiwa music system is located directly above in the lounge. Like many others I have hundreds and hundreds of CD's which are in cupboards and boxes and I find that I just can't be bothered to rummage through all these to find the disc that I would like to play, so what I would like to do is transfer all my music on to some form of external hard drive which I guess would have to be connected to my Pc, connect my wife's Nexus 7 or my Windows phone in some way to the Pc and be able to see visually all the music that I have and select what I would like to hear and play it.
I suppose it sounds very long winded but the idea came from a friend of mine who has a dedicated server on which he has transferred all his cd's and dvd's and can select what he wants from his TV screen, the only problem with that is that he has spent a lot of serious money on this which I can not hope to copy unless the lottery should be kind to me.
If anyone reading this has any ideas on how I can do this without spending a king's ransom I would be very grateful.