Saturday, March 8, 2008

Link Dead: Session 1


Linux DvDripping -> Comparison Page between Handbrake , AcidRip , dvd::rip, Thoggen ( Ogg ), VLC -> Handbreak CLI tut -> End

Myth TV project -> Myth TV remote using N800 Community forum -> Authors Mythetomer Website -> End

Today's Link dead is a double dose of the coolness by bringing the computer to the boob tube! We are in all out Media mode today with two crazy sets of links.

first set is based on ripping your DVD's to your PC so you can "back" them up. The guide above goes through all of the actual decent to better quality DVD-ripping programs avaliable in linux but also throws out spare links that may assist in helping linux users in actually using some of the more complicated programs. My next choice was the CLI based handbrake with an EXCELLENT tutorial for beginners!

Now to one up this tutorial and head to the end which is my small contribution.. turn these into Scripts!



handbrake "options" /"what ever the DVD is in" /"place to copy DVD to"/dvd.(date)-(time)movie.mp4

this way you can reuse this scrip by inserting the date/time in the file because there will never be an identicle date and time. keep in mind this is a "Generalized" tutorial not word for word because learning the syntax is fun and often varies!

If you own a Nueros OSD and want it to push it onto your nas so that the OSD can play it just change the place your copying it to.

Obviously you can add a bit of trickery into the file name by requesting the title of the dvd, store it and then write it to the name of the file - all very likely and has been done in the past probably several times over...

Linkdead #2 is pure majik ( magic ) for us nerds who use MythTV and have a Nokia N800.. REMOTE OUT OF THE N800 I LOVE the!

-first link is to the MythTv project!
-second link is to the authors annnoucement forum where new releases are discused and also people help in designing it!
-link three is to the Authors site that has the Client program for the n800 and the server program for the PC attached to the TV for Myth TV!

Now for the end! my tip ... Make SURE to Make a Script to start MythTv and Mythetomer! Highly likely your going to probably put this as a Start up script!

Last of all I never touched on a few things yesterday that are more of some ends that need to be tied up.

KPC - Check it out!

Essentially this is a great little PC that has Tons of potiential! CPU choices include

Intel® Celeron® 420 - 1.6ghz
Intel® Core™2 Duo E4500 - 2.2Ghz

199$ Base Model spec's

So what has me excited is the fact that this can be built up abit! and expanded to 2GB of Ram!

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