I want to turn my Pi into a wireless media streaming device. e.g. I will have it in my house with some movies and songs on it and I will turn it on and connect to it using my Wifi on phone.
I have come to the conclusion that there are two potential solutions to my problem:
Turn your Pi into a Wifi Router so that people connect to the network
Run a web-server which serves browser/apps the files they need from the Pi's base.
For the second option I have located many online resources on how to accomplish the setup. However, if I have a server on the device, will it be accessible from connected devices? Which webserver would you suggest for this?
For people familiar with Piratebox:
Is the PirateBox ROM suitable for customizing according to my requirements? For instance am I able to employ access control on the files being hosted. (I don't want my siblings to have access to all files being hosted)