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    Movie Juke Box

    I've a "couple" of DVDs that I would like to copy on hard disks and later create some kind of video juke box.

    Anybody had ever done that before ? I'm soon going to shop around for the hardware, advises will be very much welcomed.

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    You want to build a media server ?

    I purchased an off the shelf solution consisting of a Synology NAS and 12tb of HDD's...it plugs into my router then via WiFi I stream to my various media player devices (Western Digital Live's).

    for media conversion I use freemake video convertor, been years since I have ripped a dvd though.
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    I have thought of using a remote dvd changing changing device.

    Best i could come up with:-





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    Most modern flat screens and sound systems have usb input plugs. My Samsung flat screen has built in Media player software. Have all my movies and music on a usb powered external drive. Media player lists all the stuff on drive. Pick what you want and play. TV has optical audio output as well. Run to sound system. No surround sound but looks and sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    You want to build a media server ?

    I purchased an off the shelf solution consisting of a Synology NAS and 12tb of HDD's...it plugs into my router then via WiFi I stream to my various media player devices (Western Digital Live's).

    for media conversion I use freemake video convertor, been years since I have ripped a dvd though.
    Yes, that's the idea.

    And maybe a specialized software for a movies database. When you record the movie, you just enter the main actors, director, year, genre etc ... Something simple.

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    I too would be keen to find such software to automatically compile a database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    I have thought of using a remote dvd changing changing device.

    Best i could come up with:-




    It looks like an attractive solution but I'm afraid the maintenance cost will probably be above my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    I too would be keen to find such software to automatically compile a database.
    A quick search with Google bring me there DVD Collection Software Review 2013 | Movie Database Software - TopTenREVIEWS

    I will try to investigate further, will let you know what I've found

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    There are stacks around that will retrieve movie covers, info, plots and cast etc.
    But I haven't seen one that scans. You usually have to enter the title or imdb number.



    As to the OP, what you are after depends on how clever your tv is.
    Smart tv's can just use a hard drive, while others need a specific stream. For the latter there are numerous boxes that will accept many formats and provide the correct video out for the TV.
    If you are sourcing off DVDs rather than torrents, you will need to convert them to mgeg4 or avi.

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