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rip a DVD to movie files

This entry is of a trivial nature: I want to rip a whole DVD. The DVD contains 25 titles, and I don’t want to manually rip 25 little movie files. This is how I did it in the end:

  • install handbrake-cli
  • scan the DVD to find out how many titles there are
  • create the 25 numbers like so:
perl -e 'foreach $i (1..25) { print "$i "; }'
  • execute the following zsh script
foreach f in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
echo $f
HandBrakeCLI -t $f -i /dev/dvd -o ceroc_$f.mp4
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setting up a blog

finding a platform

I decided to setup a blog to dump thoughts and ideas, findings and decisions. The contents here may or may not be interesting to anyone else.

The first question was to decide on the blogging platform. Should I use an existing blog host? Setup my own system? Which software should I use?

This is the result…

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