Need more storage for music/photo/dv film

I own a MacBookPro, AirPort Time Capsule and PC/laptops with windows xp and 7/8. We all share a printer using the TimeCapsule. But; I need ekstra storage for my pictures and our music. (all stored in my Mac) I would love to move our CD collection and DVD colletion too - but that is not the main issue. I need space to save all my pictures and video/films. I have read you could use parts of the TimeCapsule as an external harddisk but it is not recommended. I do use backup elsewhere as well - JottaCloud - but would like to keep it stored inhouse - for easy access when I have the time to edit pictures and make imovies ie. But what kind of external harddisk should I get??  Please advice.

Travis,
Two things. Apple lossless files are huge in comparison to compressed files such as mp3 or aac. You should convert those lossless files to either mp3 or aac at a bit rate of (say) 160kbps. This will reduce the amount of space used on your computer. Once you've done this, delete the lossless files.
VBR mp3 isn't a hard drive, it's a compression format, and VBR means variable bit rate.
See this.
<a href="http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301509'>Import, and Convert functions</a>
And this.
<a href"=http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93123">How to convert a song to a different file format

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