On 05/07/2004 03:35:13 PM Peter Frischknecht wrote:
>I have been using DVDrip (http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/index.cipp) to
>backup my DVDs for about 8 months now. It is a great application.
>One of its great features is the ability to distribute the processing
>load to different machines (like distcc). They call it "cluster mode".
>The only requirement for the DL box is to have transcode installed
>I am a serious user of DL, deploying it on business networks, but a lot
>of us use it at home as well. At home, our DL boxes are laughing at the
>pathetic workload they have routing traffic for a few peope. Why not
>use those extra idle cycles for something useful!?! Heiko first
>mentioned the DVD ripping idea, and I must admit that, at first, I
>thought it was silly. Now I think that we should have the tools in DL
>for DVDripping (condoning legal backups ONLY).
>I have some expertise in configuring the apps to make it work, but 2
>problems come to my mind:
>1 - Interest: anybody else out there likes this idea?
>2 - Licensing: what is the legal status of DECSS?
>As always, comments, feedback is welcome.
I definitely have interest and have to admit, "vobcopy" is already part of