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USB devices -
- Digital Camera
- Transcend USB TV-Box TV tuner
- Rio Chiba mp3 player
- Ripping CDs to mp3
- DVD playback and ripping
My digital camera should be too hard. In Windows it's recognized as a USB Mass Storage Device, and doesn't require that I install any drivers. I'm just not sure how USB works in linux.
TRANSCEND USB TV-BOX TV TUNER
In windows it loads the USB 2800 Video drivers, and the audio is the line-in on my soundcard.
RIO CHIBA MP3 PLAYER
I have no clue for this one. In Windows I'm stuck using the software that Rio provides, so I'm not seeing a whole lot of flexibility.
RIPPING CDs TO MP3
I've got XMMS working fine with my current collection, but of course a guy's always gotta have more. Ideally, I'd like to use command line tools, then I can write a script for it. I've got cdparanoia on my computer and have been trying figure it out. I suppose the next step would be bladeenc, but I'm not there yet.
DVD PLAYBACK AND RIPPING
I had DVDs playing fine in xine, but then I had to re-install and it doesn't work now. Although, xine does play mpegs just fine. Any other options? I've never done any dvd ripping, but the ideal would be something that was just a simple command line program.
Distro - Whitebox Linux
Do you need to know other hardware?
If the camera is just detected as USB mass storage, then most likely you'll plug it in, Linux will detect in and all you'll have to do is mount it somewhere on the system and then transfer images from it as if it were any other drive. It took me a couple guesses to find out that my MP3 player (also detected as mass storage) was just a FAT file system. Which brings me on to:
The Rio Chiba...is that a portable MP3 player that you plug into the USB port to transfer songs to and from it? If so then you can probably use that in much the same way as the camera. Possibly it uses a different file system.
There are loads of CD > MP3 rippers. I use CDParanoia, though another I know of is grip.
I've never ripped DVD's but I play mine back using MPlayer.