26 May, 2014

DVD Backup on Linux

It's been years now, all my primary computers have Linux as the host operating system.  Few things can't be done in Linux, but one in particular is backing up dvd's which required the installation of VirtualBox and Windows VM.  I've been using that setup for some time to backup dvd's, with applications such as DVDFab, DvdShrink or the like.  With WinXp at EOL and Nero failing to work with Win7 VMs I finally gave it up after finding an alternative application for native Linux.

K9copy seems to scratch the itch.  Using Ubuntu 12.04, I found setting it up takes the form:

$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss libdvdcss2
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
$ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
$ sudo apt-get install k9copy


Happy viewing.

03 May, 2014

Google Archive

Did you know that you can export all your Google artifacts?

Check the items you want to export and kick out a Zip file.