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Ubuntu

How To: Back up your DVDs in Ubuntu

Post date: April 10, 2006, 03:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 4304 Comments
Tutorial quote: I previously posted a script which’ll back up DVDs in Ubuntu. One of the commenters recommended k9copy, and having taken a look at it I recommend it thoroughly.
Linux

Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way

Post date: December 8, 2007, 14:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3388 Comments
Tutorial quote: With its hacker-friendly aesthetic and open source mentality, you'd think a Linux desktop would be the best place to assert your digital rights—you know, make backup copies of your DVDs, convert them for iPods, that kind of thing.

And you'd be half right. There are plenty of programs that let you take control of your video discs, but they're only useful if you can make it through a maze of configuration menus, command line options, choices about bit rates and codecs, and the occasional confusing message about a missing library.

I've tried out a good number of DVD ripping and conversion programs, and I've made peace with one method, and one program, that gets the job done more often than not. It's not exactly one-click, but once your system is set up, you can drop in DVDs and back them up or convert them with relative ease.

Note on system differences: I set up my ripping/burning system on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 running a brand-new installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). As with so many things Linux, packages and commands may vary based on your system. But for the most part, the tools I use in this walkthrough work across distributions and on both major desktop environments, GNOME and KDE.
OpenSUSE

Convert DVDs to xvid (avi) using dvd2xvid in opensuse

Post date: January 29, 2009, 07:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 5662 Comments
Tutorial quote: Dvd2Xvid is free opensource simple easy to use utility to convert DVDs into Xvid video formats. dvd2xvid is a simple GUI for MEncoder aimed at converting DVDs to xvid formats.
Ubuntu

Creating Backups With Back In Time On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

Post date: August 25, 2009, 11:08 Category: Desktop Views: 2380 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how to install and use Back In Time on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from "flyback project" and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.
Linux

How to play DVDs on any x86 GNU/Linux distro

Post date: April 12, 2005, 18:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 2877 Comments
Tutorial quote: My folks recently bought and sent me two DVDs, but the only DVD player I have is in my Linux-based computer. Using the free software application MPlayer, I was able to watch my videos. I'll walk you through the easy steps required.
Linux

Encrypt CD/DVDs

Post date: October 28, 2008, 05:10 Category: Security Views: 2842 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide can be adapted to any distro, its not Ubuntu specific.
Ubuntu

Back In Time – A Simple backup tool for ubuntu

Post date: July 15, 2009, 21:07 Category: Software Views: 4569 Comments
Tutorial quote: Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”.The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.Keep in mind that Back In Time is just a GUI. The real magic is done by rsync (take snapshots and restore), diff (check if somethind changed) and cp (make hardlinks).
Ubuntu

Creating MySQL Backups With AutoMySQLBackup On Ubuntu 9.10

Post date: February 19, 2010, 11:02 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2982 Comments
Tutorial quote: AutoMySQLBackup is a shell script that lets you take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. It can back up multiple databases, compress the backups, back up remote databases, and email the logs. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.
Debian

Burning DVDs on Debian for Newbies

Post date: December 23, 2005, 00:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3089 Comments
Tutorial quote: DVD writers have become so common these days that there is hardly any difference between the price of a CD-writer drive and a DVD-writer drive. So I'm assuming that almost everyone would be buying a DVD writer drive these days. Below are a few tips for newbies on how to burn DVDs on a Debian box using the command line. Other GUI tools like k3b, nautilus burner, etc exists but its always fun to know how to do that stuff from command line.
Linux

Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC

Post date: January 28, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 4436 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system. On the clients minimal to no configuration is needed. BackupPC supports full and incremental backups, and it comes with a neat web frontend for the administrator and normal user so that backups and recoveries can be managed through a web browser. It should be noted, however, that BackupPC does file-based backups, not bit-wise backups like Ghost4Linux, for example, so it is not made for disk/partition imaging.
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