I have a ubuntu server with transmission set up. I download most of my movies and series in .rar format. I have to unrar the movie and then look at it. Do anyone know about a movie player who can play .rar files? I know xbmc can, but xbmc is pretty resource heavy.
PS3 media server can also play rar'd files. It can browse rar files and play the contents within them without having to extract them.
Also you don't need a PS3 to stream with it. It will stream to many devices. I use it to stream to a Samsung AllShare TV. Even Banshee picks it up so you can watch the movies locally if you choose.
You can see the option here in this screenshot
From help.ubuntu.com/community to install run the following commands in terminal, one line at a time -
For more information, http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/about/