My goal is to liberate myself from the bulky storage problems having a 1000+ dvd library entails, and also from the variety of cataloguing problems that also ensue.
I have found several open source project that are designed to categorize avi libraries so that you can take a video on demand approach with your collection. Similarly I have found several "home theatre" solutions.
None of these solutions seem to integrate the idea of backing up my DVD media collection and serving them on my own TV (for copyright reasons I am not looking to access this from multiple TVs or over the internet or anything like that).
I'm certain I can achieve the digital backup part of this problem, what I'm looking for a is a good HMI. An iPod cover view style interface would be the promised land with user tracking to suggest other programs in the library that the view might like.
Is anyone aware of a solution that might approximate my goals? A windows based solution would be preferred, but I can run a linux variant if that's the only option.