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ONLamp: Ripping MP3s

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FreeBSDI never got into the MP3 thing. The wholesale swapping of music online just makes fair use look bad. Plus, my home computer is comfortably situated in the nexus of several speakers attached to a high-quality home stereo. Why would I trade several hundred CDs and high-fidelity recordings for tiny computer speakers? However, as my work schedule shifted, I found myself having a greater need for lugging CDs to and from work. This seemed to be a decent application for MP3s.

Ripping CDs to MP3 is a fairly straightforward process that is ripe for automation. You need the artist, title, and song list from each CD. Thisinformation is freely available online through a number of online music databases. CDDB is the best-known example. Armed with this information, you copy the audio track to your hard drive using a "ripper." FreeBSD includes several different rippers, and the core OS actually has the ability to rip audio tracks. You then "encode" the ripped file to MP3. Finally, you label the MP3. There are several other trivial functions that can be added to this process to make life later a little simpler, such as writing .m3u index files, but these are the basics.

Read the article at ONLamp.com.
 
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Dealing with Full Disks

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FreeBSDONLamp.com has a new article that tells you how to deal with full disks. From the article: "So, your daily message shows that your partitions are getting full. (You do read your daily status mail, right? Of course you do.) While various desktop environments have nifty point-and-click interfaces that show you exactly where your disk space went, they don't help much when your GUI-less server starts having trouble. We're going to look at some basic disk measuring tools, with the goal of finding that missing few gigabytes of space." Read the full article.
 
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FreeBSD and Solid State Devices

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FreeBSDFor those of you interested in running a box with no moving parts, here is a how-to article. It focuses on Disk-On-Chip flash units, but the principles are useful for other solutions as well.
 
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Viewing DVD's on FreeBSD

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FreeBSDHere is a short note about setting up your FreeBSD machine to view DVDs. It requires some local storage, because the process involves converting *.vob files and copying them to local storage (hard drive).
 
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Help for specific tasks

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FreeBSDThe FreeBSD Help section from BSDVault has a lot of good articles. Topics include: Getting started with PHP4 and Apache, Everything you ever wanted to know about SYSCTL, How to Build a FreeBSD-STABLE Firewall with IPFILTER, and much more.
 
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NetSaint - a network monitor

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FreeBSDFreeBSD Diary has a very good (IMHO) article about setting up NetSaint for monitoring your network. Read the article, and don't forget to read the comments!
 
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FreeBSD 4.4 is released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 4.4 was released on Thursday, 20 Sep 2001. Amongst many other fixes and enhancements are better support for laptops. One example is that you can now boot the install CD on IBM Thinkpads. For more, see the announcement. Remember, still no support for CardBus PC (PCMCIA) cards.
 
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FreeBSD: native driver for nVidia (beta)

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FreeBSDBSDVault reports that nVIDIA finally has a FreeBSD native driver for their graphic chips:
Finally the long anticipated release of a beta FreeBSD NVIDIA driver.
 
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