Replacing PC with an iMac - help with a few questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by miketango75, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. miketango75 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015
    Dear All,

    My elderly PC is due for replacement and I have pretty much decided that I'd like a retina imac rather than another PC. Most of the functions that my PC does for me can be completed on a mac, such as excel, word. However there are a few task I'm not 100% sure about. It is these that are preventing me from going ahead...

    Any blu-ray's I purchase are ripped using Anydvd HD to a Synology NAS. These are then viewed through a Popcorn A210 media streamer in the living room. This device creates a video wall which is 'built' from a database that I manually manage with a third party program (NMJv2 editor). The Popcorn Hour can maintain its own database but this function is turned off as it often gets it very wrong...How would I manage this database with a mac ?

    And then there's the actual ripping of the blu-ray, I believe I can rip with the mac by using external drive, makemkv ?

    What I would like to do is continue to rip blu rays, add them to the NAS and maintain/update the database for the video wall. I realise I can probably solve this with parallels and windows but I'd rather avoid the cost of another item.

    Any help or advice would be feels like I could be missing a simple solution ?


    London UK

    P.S. I'm looking at a base spec retina iMac, however I may be able to run to one upgrade (excluding RAM which I'll do later). What would you go for ? I'm thinking the processor, any thoughts ?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It's on the website

    There is support for using macs here

    However I think you want something very specific and working it out may take a lot of fiddling about...

    As for upgrades the GPU is the main one that'll make any difference

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