I have this in Apple TV forum, but couldn't move - I think it probably belongs in here... Hi all, I have been doing a lot of thinking/reading on the best way to expand/enhance my digital media purchasing, storing and viewing. I have read a bunch of threads and googled everything I could think of. I am now completely overwhelmed so thought I would put some questions to you. 1) Is a mac mini iTunes server a smart, hassle-free and easy to maintain choice? 2) If so, what is the most cost-effective mini to purchase? Would a late 2009 work? Can I go older or would I need improved specs? 3) Does Plex offer any concrete advantages over iTunes – my guess here is organization and I can group all my movies together including my DVD collection (if I can possibly get my Purchased movies from iTunes on Plex)? At the end of the day, simplicity and ease of use is most important. I want (my spouse) to be able to : 1) Fire up our Apple TV and have access to all our music, purchased movies, store bought dvd's and home movies and photos, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now; and 2) Use iTunes to be able to make random purchases; if I use another media playback system (i.e. Plex), have that system automatically work with/detect changes to our iTunes library and iTunes match. We watch our media almost exclusively on the TV (I do not like watching on my phone/computer). The mac mini would be connected via ethernet to the time capsule. If necessary, I will purchase an external drive to attach to the mac mini. I would use my current macbook pro to rip DVD's, add to iTunes library and transfer/save them to the mac mini server. Is this a bad idea? I have ruled out an NAS for a few reasons, one of which is off-site backup service will not back up an NAS. Also, it seems more complicated and may have more user issues for someone such as myself (i.e., I know just enough to screw things up, and tend to just want things to work - no judgements, please). Our current setup: 3rd Generation Apple TV attached to timecapsule via ethernet cable (would upgrade if I go Plex route) Macbook pro non-smart HDTV iphone 4s ipod shuffle ancient iPad mini PS4 iTunes Match Spotifiy Time Capsule Under 100 movies; decent size music library ok, this is a long post for some basic info, but man, I am overthinking this.