After reading the documentation for setting up a network stream, and then going to set up mplayer on Windows (which was not really good from first empressions and experimentation) I thought you could use something else to stream the video to VLC in windows.
I know this is only possible if you can access the hardware by some means and then use GStreamer or something else to just do it like a normal live stream.
You've got all the access you need. You have a raw h264 bitstream that you can pipe to other applications. Anything else is relatively cheap muxing and transport.
If you want to play the stream with vlc (or a web browser) on PC, I'd imagine installing (command line) vlc on the pi and using its transcode options (with passthough on the video codec) will work just fine.
It's just working out the magic runes. It will be something like:
http://www.async.fi/2011/02/http-live-s ... -with-vlc/
(you'll want to skip the audio and passthrough the video).
You don't need a camera (or even a Pi) to get this working. Can anyone start with a raw .264 file, and get it playing over network from VLC or a web browser, using command line tools?