DVDRip

\"DVD::Rip\"For the past few days I had to rip around 8 DVDs and I have about 10-15 more to do. No doubt that DVD::Rip is the best application I could find for ripping dvds. It works very good and I have no problems with it. The only question is \”which settings are good for ripping?\”.

I am not quite familiar with video and ripping, so somehow I stopped on using xvid4 coded with fast interlacing, medium sound normalization, big frame, high quality resize and the final result to be the size of 2 cds (1.4 gb).

Looks ok, but maybe someone have better idea on how 1.4 GB can be used when ripping with DVD::Rip?

ImageManager Plugin

\"WordPress\"Finally I decided to set up a plugin for images in the posts. After searching the web for a different variations of plugins I stopped on ImageManager.

Actually, most of the plugins were good, but the problem with me is that I have an old GD library and ImageMagick is somehow not working very well :(

ImageManager allows to choose between GD,ImageMagick and NetPBM for manipulating graphics and NetPBM seems to work fine in my case.

In addition to above, I liked the GUI of the plugin. It replaces the img button in the post area and provides with a nice popup where one can see/organize/edit/upload images.