Niveus Media, one of the companies I have written in the past has just released what I call a big honking DVD jukebox. Niveus Disc Changer – Ice Vault 200 takes Windows XP Media Center Platform, strips and polishes the OS with Niveus proprietary add-ons and then uses virtualization technology to allow single, or multiple, Niveus Disc Changers to serve up an entire collection of DVD Movies to any zone on the home network powered by a Niveus Media Center. In other words, if you got some serious dollars to drop, this uber expensive solution is worth see.
The new virtualization software developed by Niveus allows the Niveus Disc Changer to appear as a network storage device to every media center on the home network. Contents of the DVD movie are transferred, CSS intact, to the particular zone media center where the movie is decoded using the “My DVDs” feature. No copying, or duplication of the DVD takes place; the movie is played from the actual DVD disc. Since no recompression, transcoding, or additional DRM is applied, Niveus virtualization technology maintains the full quality and integrity of the original DVD movie for playback on any ISF-certified Niveus Media Center.