I invested in a couple of Popcorn Hour A-110a, built a server and bought some ripping software. Life is good.
no idea what any of that means but fair enough, whatever makes you happy!
Popcorn Hour = a device you connect to your entertainment system and your network. It allows one to stream video files from the server and watch them on your TV. I turn on my TV and I get a menu showing different folders containing movies, and I just browse to whichever I want, or I simply hit 'shuffle' and it picks for me. Multiple Popcorn Hours means all my movies are available at any TV I have.
cool... sounds like a nifty device
After using the system for a while, the old method, even using a DVD jukebox, seems antiquated. No FBI warnings, no trailers, menus or any other BS. With the right ripping software, one could choose to keep the trailers, menus and crap, but I personally don't.