Digital World: Should I Have Gone the Mac mini Road?
Sometime ago I added an Apple TV to my home network (diagram below) to allow access to iTune and iPhoto. The Apple TV worked well, however based on a recent discussion with a colleague who is attempting to rip his entire DVD collection into the Mac world it would appear that maybe a better option is a Mac mini. I’ve considered putting a Mac mini in the kitchen, especially after watching this video. However having read a few Mac mini media articles, maybe the Mac mini is the right road to go down. The Mac mini would also probably avoid the issues that my colleague has seen when using Clone2Go and DVD Ripper to create Apple TV digital media.
Moving down the digital world I have finally moved the entire CD collection into iTunes – duration of time to do this coupled with getting all the artwork for old CD’s scanned was painful :) The next move it to get all the pre-digital photo’s into iPhoto. For the photo’s I’ve decide to use a service – the thought of personally scanning 4000+ photo’s would probably turn me brain dead. This will then leave the DVD collection to go digital