I am in the process of purchasing my first real home theater system and installing it into my first home theater area. Exciting, huh? I have a three year old Dell Inspiron that I want to convert into a media server. Here is what I do know. I will be running Windows 7 64 bit, have only 4 GB of ram (at capacity for this model) and will be installing plenty o' room with two, four TB hard drives. I will be using this server for movies, which I plan to copy to the machine, a DVR and audio jukebox.
What applications do you recommend I have on this system? I am planning on using My Movies for Windows Media Center but really am looking for the group to help me out with additional applications and hardware considerations.