How do you collect your content

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

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    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

    GGJstudios

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    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 68030

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    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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