I have a lot of DVDs. A year or so ago, I bought a MediaBridge (link at the end of this post) with the hopes that I could rip all of my DVDs to an external hard drive and play them on my entertainment system with the click of a few remote buttons. It worked just OK - it had a hard time streaming, the user interface left much to be desired and overall I just wasn't crazy about it. It's no longer hooked up. So I have a lot of DVDs that have been ripped to an external hard drive in the native VOB format. Can Apple TV play these? If not, would I have to encode everything to MP4 (or something else) using HandBrake? How much does quality suffer by doing this and playing on a 50in 1080p television? Ideally, I would like as close to DVD quality as possible. I am somewhat of an audio nut and have a relatively serious audio system hooked up to my TV - would audio suffer from these formatting changes? I guess my question (in addition to those above) is, can I hook up these hard drives to my computer and stream the movies to the apple TV in a painless way? Can I select the movie on the ATV and play it immediately if the file isn't on the local ATV drive? Thanks (MediaBridge link - http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-med...digital-mediabridge/4505-6739_7-31749231.html) Edit - if you are familiar with Kaleidescape, that is exactly what I'm looking for...without paying 10-30 thousand.