Distributed HD video/audio
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
I am wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction as I need a few specific thing. I am looking at a device which can rip,store and play SD &HD video/audio to multiple rooms at the same time.
At the moment, with 3 kids all wanting to watch something different, things tend to get chaotic, so I have iTunes on a PC which I downloaded a few movies and then play them in different rooms via apple tv at any point in time. However, m a little annoyed to have to use iTunes and apple as I don t agree with their methodology and above all their price. You can get a DVD/blu ray of an old animation movies for peanuts at your local kmart or target and yet on iTunes you have to pay the same price as new release.
The other problem is that sometimes the apple tv does not always find my library so I have to restart the apple tv and computer in order to get them talking again. Little to say that m a bit over it. M not sure if I connect all my apple tv to the router via Ethernet if it would make any difference or if getting a Mac mini would improve that.
So, if anybody knows of a device that I can store all my purchase DVD/blu rays and them play them in different zones/room at the same time, or at least in 3 rooms at one time , that would be great. If it could be controlled via an IOS or ANDROID device, that would be the cherry on the cake.
I think jrivers does offer something like that but not sure about multiple zones and to be honest m not really looking forward to have to use a computer and tweak everything so that it works. M looking for convenience and ease of use.