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I have been out of the AV loop for a long time and pretty much everything has changed in that time. I want to archive my DVD’s. I have done this with my CD’s and use Roon for playback and distribution around the house. In olden times verily we did rip to a personal computer and play back direct to a television. It was easy if not entirely practical. Today I have a networked Samsung smart TV. But I don’t know if a PC, a reasonably powerful NAS connected by HDMI or streaming over a wired network is the best approach. And what software to employ. What do the knowledgable folks here suggest? My main criteria is not to lose any quality. 

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I’ve used MakeMKV to rip DVDs, either to H264 or mkv. The former are compressed, the latter lossless.

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Have you chosen to store/play them locally or have you pulled them from a NAS?

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Both. From the NAS played directly through the TV’s player, through Apple TV, and direct on the Mac or Linux host from local storage. Also played on the Android phone from the NAS and from local microSD storage.

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MakeMKV is the way to go, been using it for years for my Plex library.

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