How do you collect your content

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Tech198, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    How does everyone keep and/or use there content (akaa TV shows/Movies mainly)

    Do you rely on streaming only ? DVD-by-mail service? or both ?

    Eg. you find movies on Netflix and Itunes, but the small pertentage that arn't on either you make this u via home sharing in Itunes from your PC/Mac .
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I use Plex to manage my movies, TV shows and music videos. It automatically downloads metadata, posters, subtitles, etc. and I can play content stored on multiple computers or drives. I can play that content on any computer or iPhone, or on my HDTV, which is connected to a Mac mini. I can use an iPhone for remote control.
  3. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I wish I had grown up in the iOS age. I still have lots of old media (movies, music, etc.) that was ripped from CDs, recorded on actual video cameras/still cameras, and backups of all that stuff as well. So here's my setup:

    MP3s: All on a folder on a hard drive on my tower in the basement. Those are backed up to a 3 TB external drive as well and also every single one of those songs is uploaded to iTunes Match. So I can play them on the Apple TV, iOS devices, on our iHome dock, etc. We also have an iPod Classic with 120 GB and it holds absolutely everything--makes a very good go-to device when we're on the road and, for example, don't have a good 3G signal to download iTunes Match content.

    Movies: Same deal. I turned all of our old home movies into digital files. We can watch them through Home Sharing on the Apple TV or we can stream them to the PS3/Xbox if we want as well. For watching regular movies, we are all Netflix and iTunes. We are not big fans of amassing a huge collection of movies, so we just watch iTunes or rent them on iTunes on the Apple TV or on Vudu on the PS3.

    TV shows: We are cord cutters, so we're big users of HuluPlus. I am thrilled that they now support AirPlay, so we can AirPlay it to Apple TV or use the app on PS3/Xbox.

    We are more or less almost exclusively streaming everything now. We don't have a cable subscription--just internet. And, much to our delight, still get more content than we could ever watch/hear.

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