Hi there, I wonder if you can help me and make sure I am going in the right direction before I start a mamonth task. I have looked through a number of posts but I'm struggling to find answers to a few different questions that I have. I apologise if these have already been asked and answered but I couldnt find any definitive answers. The sticky on PS3 media was good but vast in length ! I have taken the plunge and bought a new external hard-drive which I intend to rip all of my DVD collection to. At the end of the process I would like to be able to flick through the DVD collection viewing the album art work ( like you do on somthing like an Apple Iphone or Windows Media Centre ) to be able to choose and view a film with ease that will be wife / child friendly to use. My questions start here ( there are a few.. sorry ) 1) IS THIS POSSIBLE OR AM I ASKING TOO MUCH ?- Is this possible using the PS3 linked direct to an external hard drive ( fat32 ) or do I need to stream all of the information to it using TVersity or PS3Media Streamer to get the look that I am after and get around any file size issues which might arise ( 4GB limits ) ? 2) WHAT FORMAT TO RIP TO ?- There are so many different formats I was starting to get a bit lost, so I thought I would go back to the beginning. As I would like to keep the DVD's in their original form (ie best picture and sound quality possible) without compression I will be using DVDShrink or somthing similar which will allow me to extract the VTS file/VOB file of just the film in one chunk ( not the extras ) I have seen under preferences in DVD Shrink that you can save as one VOB file. Is this the best / easiest method of ripping a DVD and keeping it for future reference or should I convert to another format ( I presume any conversions will be at a loss of quality ? ) - If I stay with the VOB file format, should I leave the VOB file as one chunk or should I create smaller seperate ones per film .. if so will the PS3 play them automatically in sequence ? ( I presume the only reason to split them would be due to FAT 32 issues if you had a hard drive connected directly to the PS3 - correct ? ) 3) HOW TO SAVE FILE NAMES - I have renamed each VOB file to the title of the film - Is this the correct method to use, or should I create a new folder for each film and keep the VTS file in its original format name and just re- name correctly the folder ? 4) MOST IMPORTANT - ALBUM ART - How do I obtain Album art for DVD's - I thought I read somewhere that PS3Media Streamer obtains all of the album art and "IMDB" film information automatically, but I have ripped one film as a test saved to my harddrive on the PC and tried to stream and cannot seem to get it to upload this information ? Is there a " How to " anywhere or can someone point me easily in the right direction ? - Good news the film plays great just no artwork or info from "IMDB" ? 5) SUBTITLES - How do you keep the subtitles of films and only view them when needed ? - Is this possible using the PS3 as the player - I can see it has a " display subtitles option " when you press the triangle button when viewing a film ? Basically I am at a bit of a loss of where to start, I have the motivation and the idea but lack the knowledge ! Thankyou so much in advance. Regds Jungle.