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Linux Router - Building a Cable/DSL Router Out of Old Junk
GRUB Intro - Introduction to the GNU Grand Unified Bootloader
OpenBSD Mac - Installing OpenBSD on a Vintage Macintosh
Linux+ Exam - A Few Notes On CompTIA's Basic Linux Certification
AT Keyboard to PS/2 - A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2
DVD Ripping with Linux - Storing DVD Video Data with DivX, XviD, and Other Cool Codecs
HPing Demo - Exploring the HPing utility
CHAOS-Chattahoochee Area Open Sourcers - the 706 Area's BSD and Linux User Group
Temple Evangelism - Sharing the Shaolinux Way of Life
Geek Scrapbook - Various Bits of Technical Info That I Keep in Case I Forget
DVD Ripping with Linux: Introduction
What's all the hype about?
Watching, ripping, and transcoding DVDs has been popular in the Win32
a while now. Linux has lagged behind due to poor (or nonexistant) support
vendors, and legal fall-out from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
In spite of these obstacles, innovative software tools now exist to help
Linux users take full advantage of DVD technology.
The process of ripping/transcoding DVDs will probably be a bit daunting
to new Linux users. It requires a handful of tools that are not necessarily
available in pre-compiled binary packages.
If you're not familiar with compiling source code,
you may want to come back to this How-to when you are a bit more experienced.
Even if you are experienced with Linux, expect to do a bit of
thinking on your feet to get the required tools installed properly.
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