I will "start" with my small remaining DVDs... I never keep DVDs when I get a blu ray... (I don't care about special features--- just personally) The DVDs will be easier for one thing because I have so few left.
I'm still unsure about the Blus ... seems like I would need a very nice NAS setup ... if I wanted to rip all of them ... I suppose the end result would rival Kaliedescape ... sort of ... could be fun .. time will tell.
I believe I've seen arguments on this topic on the net going back to 2000, so you're not the first pedant to bring this up.
edit - Anyway the drive seem great ... so I guess that part of the puzzle is somewhat settled.
Last edited by Brian Hampton; 07-26-2014 at 11:48 PM.
Consider this... It usually takes my Samsung BD player about 3-5 minutes to boot from cold before I am able to start watching the feature film (not including the time physically picking the movie). With the same movie that has been ripped to my HTPC (watching via MediaBrowser 3) I am able to start the movie almost instantaneously (if the HTPC is already on and in WMC which it usually always is). So I justify the ripping process as time saving because if I watch that movie say 10 times over the course of the year (Planes has been watched at least 100 times in 2014 thanks to my two sons) than I have saved at least an hour from omitting the navigating through the menu.
As far as space is concerned. I currently have a 4TB drive that has 51 BD rips on it that is only taking up a smudge over 1090GB. I'm expecting to get about 170 movies on that drive. Considering I'm only putting movies that I acquire in the future on this drive, I would assume it will take me roughly one or even two more years to fill this drive up. After that I intend to buy another drive (perhaps they'll have 5TB drives more readily available then) at which time it will take me even longer to fill that drive up because this first drive was primarily me putting the kids' movies on it and the movies that I eagerly acquired to build up an attractive library. My HTPC is a mid tower case that can hold three drives. After I have exhausted the rest of the drive bays I am going to just get a better case that can hold more drives (right now I have the Antec Solo II... heck the Silverstone Grandia GD08 can hold 8 drives). My point is that you might not need a NAS. Utilizing an HTPC might be the best option for the server (I have no complaints) as you can get a decent CPU and not have both a NAS and a HTPC running taking up extra energy. My HTPC is always on (it sleeps when nobody uses it) so I am able to access the server anytime and anywhere.
Anyhow, enjoy... hope to hear back from you to see what you decide to do and how the hobby treats you.
AVR: Pioneer VSX-820
Speakers: 5.1 consists of four NHT Classic Two bookshelf and an NHT TwoC center
HTPC - ridiculously over-the-top, home-built gaming PC that I tinker with daily!
OTA antenna: Winegard HD7698P
HDTV: Sharp LC-60SQ15U
The LG drive is working fine. I will buy MakeMKV when my trail expires. I ordered a Lenovo NAS and single 4Tb Seagate NAS drive for now that I will back up on a couple of Desktop USB 3tb drives I already had.
I decided not to start with TV series but instead to start with movies I love
The only thing missing is ... what device I will use for playback. The Roku 3 upstairs seems to work and my current Blu Ray Player (Sony 56x) will work but with poor interface...
So far so good... feeling really great about the whole thing.
That assumes you have UPnP going.
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