I have been reading This thread for some time now and I have to say I get more confused every day. I simply want to find a way to store my standard DVD's on a Hard Drive and play them through the Asus CS5111 to my TV. I don't need DVR, Weather, or anything except simply playback of my movies. I'm looking for the simplest software to archive my movies and the simpliest front end to select which movie I want to play. In your opinion or experience what is the easiest way to rip,select, play DVD's. what is the best file format to rip to?