Who has the largest Media Library?? Time to show it off!!!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by miklovo, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    So, recently my wife has begun calling me an addict (referring to my "need" to grow my iTunes media library). I tell her "I'm not the only one Honey, there are others out there with far more hardware and media than me!!"

    So my question is:

    How big is your media library?
    How many Movies, TV shows and music tracks do you have in your libraries?
    And how much HD storage are you currently using to house everything?

    Be truthful now......we can all be addicts together.....lol..

    I'll start..

    as of today I have 552 Movies & 1200 Songs totaling 800GB all stored on a Time Capsule for shared use on all the :apple:TVs and Airport Expresses I have throughout the house as well as our iOS devices.
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    On the XBMC forum there's a thread where people show off their setups. There's one guy who's keeping 24x2 TB drives of media and is running out of space...

    I've got about 700 GB of movies, series and music, and I'm constantly clearing out stuff I don't want to keep.
  3. 570934 Suspended

    May 3, 2011
    22,148 mp3s, about 212 movies rips/iTunes purchases, 300 gig of home movies and photos. 4 TB external drive with it all sat on, plus another 4TB drive for time machine.....you can never have enough backups lol
  4. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    im approaching the limit of space my current 4x3tb drobo provides (which is sadly only 3x3tb with the redundant drive) less than 1tb left and the rate i fill it means I'm looking at the 8 bay drobo as an upgrade at the end of feb unless 4tb drives make a showing before then so i can upgrade.

    TV shows are my killer, and converting my entire DvD library (and blu-rays that don't come with a digital copy in the box) fills up space fast.

    funny thing is , less than 8gb of music, I'm just not a music listener.

    At least I'm keeping those Thailand drive makers in a job right ? :D
  5. djepsilon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Calgary, AB
    Music: 3192 songs

    TV Shows: 429 episodes

    Movies: 447 HD Movies

    ...on 1.8 TB of storage. Nothing too big, but it's always growing!
  6. marzer, Jan 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012

    marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    "Say hello to my little friend!"

    1.1TB of media library = 600GB of TV shows + 500GB of movies + 60GB of music

    That's about 400 TV episodes, 200 movies and 8000 music tracks. Stored on a 2TB + 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro, connected to a headless Mac mini iTunes server.
  7. belvdr, Jan 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012

    belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I have about 2.7 GB of music I listen to and 70 GB that I'm about to delete. I haven't bought any additional music in the past 3-4 years.

    I have no other media. I just don't see the need.

    EDIT: On second thought, I'll probably delete all of it. I never listen to it anyway.
  8. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    120gb of tv shows.
    Complete 4th series of big bang theory
    various rips
    modern family
    Not much, Stored on a Wd My passport

    Glee Season One- 13 episodes, Full HD
    Glee Season Two- 11 episodes, Full HD
    Big Bang Theory MISC. 8 episodes Some SD, Some HD
    Spongebob- Season 6 + 5 MISC Rips and from iTunes
    Family Guy MISC- 6 episodes
    Futurama MISC. 3 episodes
  9. jordan5296 macrumors newbie


    Jan 13, 2012
    What are you converting your DVDs to?
    I am going through the same process and am torn.
    .mp4 seems to be a good option but is a long process.
    Keeping them in DVD format takes up too much space
  10. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    I've got 400GB of Music, 750GB of .m4v DVDs, and 1.7TB of .m4v Blu rays. I also have the original images for the movies, which round out to like 13TB's or so (have about 20TBs of digital media stored total).

    Wish the prices of HDDs would drop again. Need more STORAGE...
  11. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Not that big but:

    Music: 2000 soongs about 13 gb

    Movies: 100 purchased/ripped with 200 sitting here, this is about 150 gb. 30% is in HD.

    TV shows: 400 episodes, 50/50 DVD rips/HD. About 100 gig.

    But it is growing, I have my eye on two more TV series to buy that is another 500 episodes and once I get to ripping the rest of my DVD collection I am well on my way to filling up a TB or two. All my non-iTunes media is on a WD MyBook drive connected to my AEBS via a USB hub which shares itself with my WD Passport drive used for back ups. I access my media via AppleTV and XBMC. I have Plex too, but just removed it from my ATV and may remove it from my MBP too, I am digging XBMC a lot more for my needs.
  12. clubber1966 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    Far too big really. Music 86743 songs
    Tv 6792 items loads of hd
    Movies 3251 items about 30% hd
    Loads of podcasts.

    Size 6.2TB all off a mac mini lion server and 2 drobopros (1 is backup via super duper)

    Absolutely no chance of getting iTunes match anytime soon and growing rapidly.

  13. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    iTunes: 15902 songs
    Movies: 845 movies, most in HD, taking up 4TB
    TV Shows: 110 TV Series (god knows how many episodes) taking up 5.2TB
  14. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    Probably 15k mp3's, 550 movies, 600 or so tv shows. Got probably 7 or 8tb of mkv's and eyetv stuff as well as iTunes formatted stuff.
  15. madoka macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    - 9,190 songs (most from my CD collection and maybe a 1000 from itunes)
    - 327 movies (all bought from itunes or digital copies from DVDs)
    - 6,116 TV shows (all bought from itunes)
  16. JoshBoy macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I am currently running 12TB of drives off my iMac ( 6 X 2TB drives ) I am at work at the moment so dont have precise numbers but i know if i hit play on my music I will not hear the same track for 63 days, I would have around 1300 movies and around 40 - 50 TV seasons and aprox 4500 ebooks + magazines (PDF's) in itunes
    Most music is in MP3 format, Movies have been encoded through Handbrake to be compatable with ipad, apple TV, ATV2 and iphone.
  17. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    ~750 GB - TV Shows
    ~500 GB - Movies
    ~150 GB - Music
    All stored on two 1 TB external drives plus about 80GB of new music stored locally.
  18. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2004
    726GB - Movies
    339GB - Music
    2.1TB - TV Shows

    All served from a Mac Mini Server / Drobo ( 4x2TB ) feeding 2x2G ATV's, and running ServeToMe/StreamToMe for streaming to the Macs/iOS devices around the house.

    Thinking of upgrading to a DroboPro for the extra capacity. Anyone used one?
  19. morningsong macrumors member


    Jan 19, 2010
    Forget iTunes match...they probably want to match up to you!! 86,000 songs...wow.

    I've got 4,000+ songs, 150 movies and over 700 TV episodes.
    Getting close to a TB, need to start thinking about larger storage solutions and ripping the 1,500 DVDs sitting on my floor..
  20. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I suddenly don't feel so bad with my 800GB of media.....

    I think my next step is getting into HD movies which will significantly bump up my need to extra storage. Right now everything I have is just DVD quality.
  21. nateo200, Jan 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012

    nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    850gigs of movies on my external hard drive (its a WD 1TB USB) and just under 250gigs of movies and TV shows on my machine at any time. Almost all movies are HD since they were all encoded like crap at first, I made the effort to re-encode/download them all again in 720/1080p. I should also mention all of them have surround sound in either Pro Logic I/II or AC3 5.1 Dolby, sound is half the movie!
  22. khollister macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    About 360 blu-ray and DVD feature-only rips in full quality - 7.5TB
    11,276 tracks in iTunes (ALAC) - 285GB
    iTunes TV shows - 380GB
    BD/DVD TV series - 600GB

    The movies and disc TV series are hosted as MKV's on a QNAP 2TBx6 RAID 5 NAS. The iTunes library is on an internal drive in my MP.

    I wil need to either get a 2nd NAS or upgrade to 3TB disks this year - hoping for price normalization on HDD's in the next several months.
  23. BigAudio macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2009
    My current collection looks like this.

    Music: 6318 Albums, (71572 Songs, 208.2 Days and 378.85 Gigs)
    Movies: 2396 Movies (179.1 days, and 5TB around 20% HD)
    TV Shows:234 Shows (2907 Episodes, 73.7 Days and 1.6TB)

    I Have, but dont regularly put into Itunes:
    Music : Compilations, soundtracks, and Billboard top 100's (another 64 gigs)
    Music Videos (Concerts Mostly, 171 Gigs)
    Kids Stuff, (barney, barbie, etc, Yes, my nieces are spoiled..219 gigs, around 250 shows,)

    All stored on a Drobo S 5bay, with 4 Three TB drives, and 1 Two TB drive. Total available protected storage 9.94 TB (7.28 TB Used and 2.65 TB Free)

    On an iMac 21.5 running 2 ATV2's and 1 ATV1.
  24. gunthermic macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    My Setup:

    1 Synology DS411j 12TB Total - 8 Tb usable (Full)
    1 Drobo FS (Brand New X-Mas gift) 7TB total - 4.86Tb usable
    3 Ea 3Tb External Seagate GoFlex Drives (9Tb Total)
    1 Ea 4Tb External Seagate GoFlex
    1 Ea CloudStor w/pogoplug - 4Tb Drives

    1090 Movies DVD, Blu-Rays
    40 TV Shows episodes
    3019 Music

    All Blu-Ray movies in HD and SD versions

    Why so much drive space? LOL I keep all my ripps online and box up all movies and those are in storage.

    Movies files themselves take up just a little over 2.5TB in space which are all in iTunes and available via AppleTV and Cloudstor when i am outside the house.

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