Archive for the ‘Music’ Category



Backing up/Ripping and Transcoding DVDs in Linux

Ripping and transcoding DVDs in Linux is very easy, but there are many ways of doing it. Personally, I prefer combining the command line tool dvdbackup with Handbrake. The reason I why I do this is to be able to rip a number of DVDs to my hard drive, and then to transcode them over […]

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Why are digitally distributed products so expensive?

Recently I complained about Canal Plus’ C Sports awfully high prices. Paying close to €20 for streaming a Premiere League game, is in my eyes way too expensive. While I am a very big fan of digital distribution I wonder why so many digitally distributed products have to be so expensive. Digitally distributed products are […]

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Backing up a CD collection on Linux

I must admit that I rarely listen to any music besides Metallica. However, my girlfriend and I have a small collection of dust-collecting CDs which would be much better off digitalized and stored in a computer. To me anything which is on a computer is far more accessible than anything on a plastic disc. In […]

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