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Old 05-04-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
roddyguk
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newbie in need of help setting up a samba server


hi all, before i ask my question i just want to point out im quite new to linux (about 2 months) and ive been running ubuntu on my laptop.

right what i want to do is setup a pc which i can stick under the stairs with my router to stream all my music and videos from.

also i want to make a couple of scripts so that when i put a dvd in the drive it will automaticly rip it to an AVI file with the correct film name and share it, also the same with audio cd's (make a folder with the correct name and make the mp3's there)

now the questions,
which disto would you suggest i use? (i have used debian and ubuntu a little)

how difficalt would it be to create the scripts?

what software would i need to install? (xdvdsrink, perl, ect)

like i said im a newbie so as much info as possable please

cheers...
 
Old 05-04-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by roddyguk
right what i want to do is setup a pc which i can stick under the stairs with my router to stream all my music and videos from.

also i want to make a couple of scripts so that when i put a dvd in the drive it will automaticly rip it to an AVI file with the correct film name and share it, also the same with audio cd's (make a folder with the correct name and make the mp3's there)
WARNING!
It is assumed,that you have all the licenses to do so, in whichever country you are located.
Please don't use technology to abuse things

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Originally Posted by roddyguk
now the questions,
which disto would you suggest i use? (i have used debian and ubuntu a little)
AGNULA Linux is a LIVE-CD based distro. You may try that out.

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Originally Posted by roddyguk
how difficalt would it be to create the scripts?
haven't tried this...may be you need to search this forum and/or google/altavista/yahoo/msn

Quote:
Originally Posted by roddyguk
like i said im a newbie so as much info as possable please

cheers...
You can find about the best distro for ripping music and DVD at
http://www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 05-04-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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Check out mythtv at mythtv.org. It is a Tivo like replacement program that runs on linux. It has features to rip and share DVD movies and music CD's. I think it would work great for you and if you want in the future you could add a TV tuner card to record your favorite shows.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #4
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sorry i should have said i am only wanting to share across my lan, eg watch movies through the xbox.

im downloading AGNULA Linux to see what its like and ive been looking at mythtv which looks quite good.

any other suggestions?

cheers so far
 
Old 05-05-2006, 02:20 PM   #5
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Mythtv also works on the xbox.
 
  


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