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It was said that [Vetinari] would tolerate absolutely anything apart from anything that threatened the city*...
* And mime artists. It was a strange aversion, but there you are. Anyone in baggy trousers and a white face who tried to ply their art anywhere within Ankh's crumbling walls would very quickly find themselves in a a scorpion pit, on one wall of which was painted the advice: Learn The Words.
Seems appropriate to me!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Oh Microsoft, you kill me! An older computer is updating Win10, and has taken several hours already. Figured I'd go online and see if the 'Modem Setup Host', that was at the top of the process stack, was a Windows component. The first google link goes to social.technet.microsoft.com. I get, "Because you're accessing sensitive information, you need to verify your password" them! The stupidity!
After finding out recently that one of my X-Files blu-ray discs, purchased last Black Friday (and unopened until now), had a crack in it, starting from the middle hub and extending far enough to reach the recording surface, and render the disc unplayable, I decided I should rip all my discs to hard drives.
While drive storage is cheap these days, 40+GB for a single disc is rather excessive, especially considering I mostly have TV series that span multiple discs each.
I know some of you have mentioned compressing HD video before, and also converting full-disc images into single files for individual episodes.
I already have a bunch of discs ripped to ISO, but stripped of the original copy protection. Here's my question: What tool(s) can I use to convert episodes into individual files, and what settings are typical for preserving decent audio/video quality at full 1080p/5.1?
Perhaps more importantly - are these tools you'd actually vouch for, and would blindly trust so you don't have to verify each and every conversion? This is a sticking point for me, as I have (from years ago) a bunch of DVD rips converted to AVI/MP4 that, it turns out, have audio and video slowly drifting out of sync with each other over time. I'd hate to go through that again with my blu-ray discs.