This is kind of a broad question, but I was recently hit by a car, so I have a fair amount of time to think about this stuff.
Here's my current situation;
I currently own about 800 DVDs and 100 or so Blurays - Its to a point that I simply don't have enough space to display the dvd's in their cases anymore, I don't mind having the blurays out on their own shelf.
In my livingroom I have a 58" Samsung plasma, ps3, comcast HD DVR box and a PC right now.
In my bedroom I have a 32" Samsung LCD and a Dell Zino HD with Bluray.
In my office I have a 26" Samsung LCD with a Dell Zino HD with no Bluray.
I'm looking for the best way to rip my dvd only collection to a PC/Server and make the movies accessible from each computer in my house through some GUI like boxee
Specifically I am looking for advice on the following:
1. Software for ripping dvds
2. Can I use boxee on each PC attached to individual tvs to access the movies on the Storage PC
3. HTPC or Server PC for storing DVD Collection
4. How to hook everything up!
Thanks in advance to anyone with experience in this area!