[aklug] iMac G5 update

Greg Schmitz greg at amipa.org
Mon Jun 12 18:29:29 AKDT 2017

You could also make an identical copy (iso disk image) of the DVD using 
GNU ddrescue <https://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/>

--greg schmitz

On 6/12/17 18:17 PM, Greg Madden wrote:
> Cool, thanks.
> I love Handbrake, it is the only app I use that uses all cpu's
> available, my movies take ~ 25min  :-)
> Greg M
> On 06/10/2017 06:38 PM, Mike wrote:
>> I've added watching of DVD's.
>> I used parole because it was already part of the 16.04 Ubuntu installation.
>> When I inserted the disk, it started to play it, then reported I needed
>> to do some "things" to make it work.
>> I did the "things" then it was able to play the video just fine.
>> Then I thought....wonder if handbrake would work....so I installed that
>> and did some more "things".
>> It seems like it will rip the DVD just fine, but you should know, it
>> will take a VERY long time.
>> I put in an approximately two hour movie...it should be done in about 11
>> hours.  Average fps 3.5.
>> So it isn't a screamer, but seems to work.
>> I'll let you know after 11 hours passes.
>> I'm also trying to set it up for use as a CNC controller (may have
>> mentioned that before).
>> I was using grblControl on my Intel box, but since this is powerPC, I'm
>> going to give Universal G-code Sender (UGS) which is Java based and bCNC
>> (which uses python) a try.
>> I don't remember those being available when I was first looking at
>> tools, so maybe it will be an improvement.
>> My thoughts are that the java one will be terribly slow...we will just
>> have to wait and see.
>> Mike B.
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