I've just added a 2Tb RAIDed NAS (Dlink DNS320
) to my home media setup which I'm going to use for backing up my photos, music and Mac timemachine stuff and as a media server for said music and hopefully films.
I currently have (all networked);
Humax HDR Fox T2 which is DLNA compatible and because it is running a custom firmware can also stream recorded TV programmes (inc HD) to other devices (Macbook, iPhone - not managed to get it working with XBox 360).
Desktop PC - used as a media PC which runs Boxee etc.
XBox360 (connected to a different TV in a separate room to the above).
Music is easy - the DLink has uPNP server built in for media streaming and the music is already ripped from CD or purchased as downloads. I just need to move it across to the NAS and set up the iTunes server so I can use that as the music repository rather than the Macbook.
The DVDs are still all on disks - there's around 150 or so I think and I want to rip them all (well, most!) to the NAS in a format which means I can play them on the Humax, Macbook or XBox 360 - any recommendations for formats or software
to let me do this? I can use the Macbook or PC to rip.
Any other ideas?
Am I going about it the right way?
The Dlink will have 2x 2Tb drives in RAID 1 in case of failure. This is mainly for the photos, the music and DVDs I can rip again if the worst happens. Should I be looking at storing the films & music on the PC maybe? I still want to be able to use the MacBook as the default iTunes for my phone.