Help a Beginner

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GaryArroz, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. GaryArroz


    Mar 9, 2014
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    We have been buying BluRay/DVD/Digital Download combo packs for a while. I have been storing the digital downloads locally on the external hard drive as much as possible. They are spread between iTunes, UltraViolet, Flixster, and one other whose name I can't recall at the moment. I want to consolidate my entire library locally on the 1TB.
    Ideally, I would like to watch ANY of my movies on ANY of my devices. Realistically, I would be thrilled if I could watch ALL of my movies on my TV. I know, I know. Get off the couch and switch discs, you lazy bum! But where's the fun in that, right?

    Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900
    Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 HDD connected to router
    WD MyPassport 250GB USB HDD connected to desktop

    Device and current capability:
    Mac desktop - plays anything , but split between iTunes and Quicktime
    Logitech Revue with Google TV - plays those on the 250GB using Logitech Media Server
    Apple TV 3 - only .m4v's associated with Apple store acct (we used 2 different ones)
    iPad 2 - Same
    2 iPod 5G - Same
    Chromebook - Nothing stored locally
    ASUS Tablet - only mp4's stored on 1TB using BSPlayer app
    Samsung Galaxy Tab - yet to attempt
    4 Android phones - honestly not too concerned with these, as we have everything else

    Other points I feel need mentioned:
    Not interested in any content of questionable legality--I've lost two desktops to viruses and malware in the past, and that was an expensive lesson.
    I would rather not have to purchase anything more than I already own. My wife thinks I have too much as it is already.

    What am I missing? An app? A service? Convert everything to a common format?
    I think I covered everything. But if not, let me know. Thank you for any advice.
    GaryArroz, Mar 9, 2014
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