I just installed OSMC on a Pi V3B with a 16 GB SD card and a 16GB USB memory stick attached.
My goal is to make our music libraries, our home videos and photo available via our home network to all of our computers (Windows) and, eventually, to our cell phones (Samsung and iPhone).
I do not want to store media on the SD card, so I need advice on how to configure the system so that it uses the USB stick.
Since computers can be on or off, I do not want the Pi to be using them directly as media sources, but rather I would like to move/copy the media files to the USB stick or an “always on” network storage. But to get started I want to use the USB stick.
So, I need some detailed advice on how to move/copy our music files to the USB stick and then make them available for streaming.
Finally, I’m 100% new to the idea of streaming files over our network. First question which comes to mind is what program/app(s) do we need to be able to receive and play the stream? The computers are all Windows 10 Pro or home, fully updated.