First a little background. I currently have about 6TB of media (movies and TV series - all of which are legal rips of physical media which I purchased). The deployment solutions I use to get this media to 6 TV's in the house are a mess. I currently have 3 streaming media boxes (Mede8er), 2 ATV's and 1 Roku. So for the whole house I have to keep the MKV rips as well as the apple TV specific rips. I bought the Mede8er boxes thinking I was going to convert the whole house to them. They play MKV rips without an issue. But after about 8 months of using them, I have come to dislike them very much. I mean they work ok, but the interface is horrible, and they are very high maintenance – metadata/tagging involves two different programs what only run in a windows environment – practically the only reason I use Bootcamp. I also have elderly parents living in the house, and they can’t use the Mede8er. Too difficult. So now I am doing an about-face and I want to convert the entire house to ATV’s (the parents like the ATV interface). I am excited about that as I will save a ton of storage not having to keep all of the MKV rips. I already have all the files in ATV format. I will not have to re-transcode the DVD rips even if I get all ATV3’s because there will not be a video quality gain. But I will gladly re-transcode all of my Blu-Ray rips (about 100 Blu-Ray files). All my files live on a Synology NAS, with backups to a second “dumb” NAS unit and another backup to various USB external HDD. I have a late 2013 iMac which currently houses my main iTunes. The iMac is located in the office where none of the TV’s are and I hate the idea of having to go turn on the iMac and make sure iTunes is running to watch movies on the ATV’s. I just acquired a mid-level late 2014 mac mini to replace a late 2012 MBP that one of the kids took to college this year. What I would like to do is to move my iTunes to the mini. Plug the mini into the AVR/TV in my living room so I can use it as a computer out there with the 65" TV as a monitor…and at the same time have it be an iTunes server feeding the ATV’s that will be in the living room, den, and each of the 4 bedrooms. I would run the mini 24/7 and disable sleep mode. Because I absolutely must have it so that anyone that turns on an ATV in any of the rooms is ready to go without having to go to another room to turn anything on… The Mini would be connected to the network via Ethernet, and all of the media files would continue to exist on my NAS which is in my office. Can I accomplish what I want to do with my mac Mini? Or am I missing something? Also any tips would be greatly appreciated. I know about Plex too, but even with that it would require an interface solution, such as ATV, that is dumbed down for the parents and the wife. So I might as well stick to iTunes… Thanks.