I am busy ripping my entire DVD Collection and putting them on a Drobo 2nd Gen sitting behind an Airport Extreme 1st Gen via a Gigabit wired network. Then I access them via Front Row by putting a folder alias inside the “Movies” user folder.
Initially, it worked like a charm. But the more I rip, the more Front Row is slow to operate. It makes me grind my teeth in frustration, and the SO is really starting to doubt my move to all digital. Note that it is only slow during the initial content listing, not while accessing a single media (play, pause, fwd, bckwd is all very responsive).
I’d like to know where I got it wrong. What is the component in the chain that is causing the degradation? Should I replace the Drobo? Should I get rid of the Airport Extreme instead? Or should I dump Front Row and go for PLEX?
Any opinions or successful NAS-based Home Theatre story are welcome.