We currently use a Netgear NAS device and it works wonderfully to native Samsung devices as well as the PS3.
As far as ripping goes, I have yet to find a good method to rip DVD and BluRay.
We've used DVD Fab before and iSkySoft iMedia Converter (now) but both leave much to be desired... it's still pretty much hit or miss on the rip side of things.
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