Andrew Edney has a great review of the AVA Media RipNet addin for Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center. As mentioned previously the system enables you to rip CDs and DVD from Media Center directly to Windows Home Server. Andrew seems impressed and at £49 it looks good value, so checkout Andrews detailed review o find out more and I will be asking Andrew about it on this weeks podcast (out Friday)

There are two offerings from Tranquil – the RipNet Add-in and the RipNet plus AVA Media CD/DVD ripping software. If you already have the AVA Media software, for example, if you have a Tranquil Windows Home Server, then you would only need the RipNet add-in.

Here is how Tranquil describe RipNet:

RipNet is a innovative system that links your Media Centre optical drive to your Home Server, to provide a network based ripping service.

If your Home Server has the AVA Media disc ripping Add In already, and you also have a Media Centre or PC running Win7 Home Premium, you can now select to play the disks, as normal, on the PC or automatically rip them to your Home Server. The ripping process is as simple as insert the disc, wait and when it is ejected the process is complete.

There are two parts to the system, a new Home Server Add In, and a Media Centre (Win7 Home Premium) Add In.


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