I'm setting up a media server for my movies. The server is networked and so are a couple laptops/desktops. The server is running the latest Ubuntu (desktop edition, not server).
This is the scenario I'm trying to achieve:
- Server is turned on and is connected to the network
- Client (my laptop) opens a web interface to the server (or just sends it a command via ssh). I select the movie I want via the web interface, and my interface executes a command.
- The command spawns an instance of VLC with the specified movie playing and forwards the window (just the window) to the computer which requested it.
- End result: I have a VLC window on my laptop which plays the movie for me. I can close it when I'm done.
Is it at all possible to forward just a window to a client on the network like that?