FInally, A Solid DVD-to-MPEG Converter

For some reason I never came across HandBrake until reading about it by chance on It’s a CLI application that makes great use of two cores. With my dual-core opteron, top reports close to 200 percent CPU utilization. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that from a single application before. It runs on Mac OS and Windows and there is even a Mono-based GUI for Linux called RippedWire, which I have yet to try out.

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