Using the HP MediaSmart to Rip DVDs


Philip from found an interesting article on using your HP MediaSmart Server, which by nature does not come with any optical drive, as a DVD ripping engine. Not the most seamless operation in the world, but effective (and affordable).

The cool thing about this setup is that I can now rip my DVDs without really thinking about it. After the initial configuration you can rip two or three movies per hour by just placing the discs into the DVD drive. Copying DVDs takes a lot of computing resources and I prefer to have the server doing this work and freeing up my notebook’s memory and processor for other tasks.