I've balked over the years at media servers. I've put XBMC on my computer, and then Kodi, and it has proven to be.... difficult. \nJust about two months ago I decided to give Plex a try. For those who have a couple of hours free and some media on your computer, it's worth a try.\nThe download is free, and it's a simple installation. Lots of tutorial videos online to show you what to do.\n\nBut, it's easy. That's what matters most. It works well and it is easy. You load it then start it then just browse for your movies. \n\nWhere are your movies stored? \nHere is where I store them! \nGreat, I will now go look up all the information for that folder and make it a part of your collection! Do you have any other places you store movies? If so, let me know. I will scan your folder regularly in case you add new movies and I will just add them to your collection.\n\nSo, I have about 1,000 TV episodes and another 1,000 movies on my computer. I had an old computer that I wasn't using that I setup to act as the Plex server.\n\nNow, the cool bit...\n\nPlex has an insane amount of portability. That is, after about an hour of setup work, you can then use it on any device inside, or outside of your home. For outside of your home use, I think you have to get a paid Plex account (I dropped the lifetime fee of $120 after a month of trying it out for $5). But, inside your home, you can run the Plex Client (Plex player) on almost any newer Smart device. This includes Roku, AppleTV (newest), XBox, PS4, Android devices, iOS devices, many smart TVs have it available, Firestick, Chromecast... and the list goes on. You load it up, and launch it and log-in, similar to how you do for Netflix.\n\nAnd that's it. You now have your entire collection of movies, tv shows, and music available to you. If you want a family member to be able to watch your collection on their TV at their home, just give them your login\/password and they can do so from their devices. It's awesome and seems to be incredibly reliable.\n\nFor those looking for absolutely the best quality, it seems like the go-to product for playback is the nVidia Shield. WHICH.... I do not own (yet). But, Roku has played nicely, and watching a show whenever I want on my iPad or iPhone is pretty darn cool.\n\nThe biggest headache for me is the lack of ISO support for DVD and BD files. I've had to go through and convert my entire collection to MKV format to get the compatibility I have wanted.\n\nBut, my brother and my in-laws both have access to my entire collection, which means that when we visit we can pick from my entire collection and enjoy a good movie wherever we are with a few button clicks.\n\nI saw some old posts about Plex, but nothing that recent. For me, this is all 'brand new', and after years of using DuneHD media players, I'm done with them. This is the way I will go in the future and the way I would recommend others give a try. Certainly worth it if you haven't already.