Ok, here is the situation I am in. I currently own about 300 DVD's and 4 BluRays (I just got it 2 weeks ago). In the past I have used Handbrake to rip DVD's for my computer or for my phone; but I would like to simplify my collection. Storage of 300 disks and searching for something to watch is getting a bit out of control. I figured I can rip the collection using Handbrake and have it output format for the AppleTV (I'm assuming that would be the correct setting?). But, how do I get the videos for the AppleTV? As I understand it, you can't have them stored on an external drive, and I would need one, or two to accomplish what I want to do. I do have a PC running iTunes for my music collection, can I just connect this external drive to it and have it be the storage for the AppleTV? Will the AppleTV then see all of the videos or do I have to go in by hand and copy which movie I want to the AppleTV before playing it? Would I be better off with a MacMini instead of an AppleTV? I do want it to be easy, I don't want to have to bother hacking the thing and making it do what I want. I also need it to be easy to be used because I have two young kids at home who I want to be able to use the system. Any thoughts? Right now the DVD disk idea works; and I'll keep buying the BluRay disks, but it would be nice to pack away some of these DVDs so that they don't take up so much space.