Kurobox Media Ripper

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Kurobox Media Ripper

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The KuroRipper is an addition to the Kurobox NAS system. It allows automatic copying of images,video and audio files from USB media such as USB keys, Compact FLASH, and SD cards. Also, it will rip entire audio CDs to mp3 format and, if avaialable will add the correct tags from the CDDB database to your Kurobox shares. Target directories, along with supported media types is all configurable in usr/local/bin/ripper.conf or from the webmin interface.

The Disk Full Led on your Kurobox will flash when ripping is in operation. It is safe to remove any USB adapters only when the Disk Full LED is not blinking.

Distribution Installation

The media ripper is based off of the Debian install from June 2006. To install this release, use the instructions at Debian_sylver and the file http://www.kurobox.com/sylver/debian/debian-sarge-] or use the Sylver Auto Installer at <ADD LINK>

Install the Media Ripper

Install support packages

apt-get install samba hdparm udev usbmount cdparanoia mpg123 cddb libcddb2 toolame id3v2

Download the Mediaripper at MediaRipper Uncompress the program at /

cd /
tar zxvf mediaripper.tgz
chkconfig add mediaripper 

Configure the rest of the system

ln -s /usr/bin/toolame /usr/bin/lame
mkdir -p /mnt/share/Images
mkdir -p /mnt/share/Music
mkdir -p /mnt/share/Videos

Configuring Media Ripper

Via Webmin

Log in to the webmin interface, choose the hardware tab. Select the Hardware Tab and Select the "Rip USB media to your shares" icon

Via Command Line

With your favorite editor, edit /usr/local/bin/ripper.conf

Additional tips

Install Wizd

Wizd is a program to share your media on your Kurobox with your Buffalo Linktheater.

Share the drives via Samba

Of course all good NASes should be sharing their data. Why not use webmin!

To Do

  • Make hdparm spin the drive down
  • Allow the ripper to rip from Data CDs
  • Allow the ripper To rip DVD isos