I’ve got an Windows 7 / Drobo FS setup in my living room, and thus far I’ve been able to stream most media to my television relatively OK without FUPPES, simply adding network paths in XBMC (e.g. Z:\Movies).
I’m wondering though, what are the advantages to using FUPPES? I’ve searched around but can’t really find any information. Does it make the streaming more reliable? Is it meant to be a central database to share with multiple media center instances? Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks.