Bear with me, please. This post will probably sound like it was written by an 80 year old. 99% of my movies are on physical discs. This obviously takes up a ton of space and isn't very practical anymore. I would love to move to having the files digitally stored and streamable. My fundamental question is what is the best way to go about this? I know how to rip DVDs, etc. I have a MBA and an Apple TV. Is using iTunes plus an external drive the best way? Is plex the best way? My ideal solution here is to have a way to get at a digital library of movies from a television (and I don't mind buying other hardware like an amazon fire tv or chrome cast or something to do it) and watch high quality movies. What has prevented me from putting things into iTunes and using the Apple TV with it is having to keep my MBA open and running while watching. This seems silly to me...at that point I might as well just watch it on my computer if it's just me. I'm a total newbie to this digital library stuff. I'm sure there is no ideal/perfect solution but what is a solid workable way to do make a digital library easily accessible?