What I am seeking is a free and also open resource remedy. If the distro I make use of issues, it is Open SUSE. VLC sustains just WMV1 & 2.
Look up DLNA. I do not recognize what plans on OpenSUSE would certainly give it, yet it's your best choice. Under Ubuntu, DLNA is given by the plan Rygel (although there is a plug in for Rhythmbox called Coherence).