Originally Posted by dmusoke
Hi guys ...like many of you, i have many(hundreds) DVD's and Blurays on disk that i want to transfer to my Synology NAS(DS1812+). But the thought of doing this 1-disk at a time from my laptop (which only has a DVD player and not a BD player) is just too painful to the point of being silly. So ...
Are you going to watch them all at once? Probably not, so why think you have to rip them all at once? When I started down the path of putting content on servers for streaming, like you I had hundreds of disks that I thought were begging to be ripped. I put a stake in the ground and said that from this point forward no new disks would be played and all new content would first be put on the server to be streamed for its first viewing. The older stuff would be ripped to the servers as time permitted, selecting first the disks most likely to be played again.
Well, in my case it has been several years since then and 95% of the older disks still have not been ripped because there is little to no desire to watch them again. With each month, more new content is added so that we have a backlog of new stuff to watch -- this further reduces the probability that the old content will ever be watched again. This has left me with a lot of extra time to watch new content, a lot of extra space on my servers to store new content and the nagging question of, "why do I buy all these disks in the first place". And even for the new stuff -- we've all acquired disks that were a disappointment and after viewing we knew immediately, "I'll never watch that again". I'm not shy about kicking them off the server when faced with the need to buy another HDD.
Your end goal may be completely different but what I would suggest is that you not overly sweat the process and just dive in with a dozen or so of your top disks, while putting all new content on line for first viewing. This will get you set up, running and moving forward.