Hi there and thanks for the replies.
However practical they all are, I am aware of them and have mounted cd's directly from my nas with the xsurf.
My fanboyish quest lies in the physical loading of the medium, not just a means to the end of running
software that appeared on said medium.
Let's also not forget my collection of old audio cd's desperately waiting in a cover of dust for me to find a use for
Anyways, as it seems there is no 'for hand' easy to accomplish option for such a system when the the given
premise is that the network connection has to be x-surf 500.
Nevertheless your efforts are much appreciated.