Looks like Plex will be on top from where I'm sittingLooking at it from all angles and trying to get the best experience across all devices. At home the primary access device for the family will be Apple TV though. When we all get released from COVID-19 I'll be looking for remote access as well as downloading content to the iPad for taking away on holiday (not always WiFi where we holiday).
No, VLC will play back but it has to be launched from within DS Video for it to do it (IIRC).
Does that make more sense now. Sorry for being a little obtuse