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ok so i bought a little zbox from buy.com. i am going to throw in a 40gb ssd laying around and 4gb of ddr3 memory.
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anyway so im gonna hook it up to my 1080p LCD tv and i am going to run windows 7 and probably use Boxee and XBMC for watching movies and shows. i have my desktop hooked up to the network and i am wondering how i can go about sharing my movie folder on my desktop so that it will show in either of those programs or WMC.
Also are there any free and good programs to rip dvds to my hard drive so i can watch them from my desktop? dont really know much about that or even what formats to use. i have my xbox that i use to watch dvds but i have a 2 year old that learned to put movies in it and i just want to put everything on the hard drive so it wont matter when she messes up the dvds because shes rough on them.

Thanks for any help guys
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
750GB WD Carviar Black Win 7 Ultimate Acer 23" x233h XFX 750w 
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64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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ok cool thanks ill check it out
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2 400x8 GIGABYTE GA-P43T-ES3G HIS 5850 4gb Crucial 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
750GB WD Carviar Black Win 7 Ultimate Acer 23" x233h XFX 750w 
Case
CM Storm Scout 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2 400x8 GIGABYTE GA-P43T-ES3G HIS 5850 4gb Crucial 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
750GB WD Carviar Black Win 7 Ultimate Acer 23" x233h XFX 750w 
Case
CM Storm Scout 
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