dvbackup encapsulates arbitrary files into a raw DV data stream suitable for writing on a DV tape. It uses all of the audio data and the space reserved for the AC coefficients of the video data. You also need dvconnect from the libdv project to transmit the data over firewire. The latest version of dvconnect is always included.
CDRX is a menu-based Perl script designed to help you use your CDRW with mkisofs and cdrecord to handle ISO creation, CDROM/CDRW device scans and setup, CDRW blanking, and CDRW burns. It is designed to supplant the need for an X-based CD burning utility, to provide features not found in other Unix CD burning programs, and to be easy for beginners to use.
Vobcopy copies DVD .vob files to hard disk (thanks to libdvdread), decrypting them on the way (if libdvdcss is installed) and merges them into 2 GB files (or larger) with the name extracted from the DVD. It checks for enough free space on the destination drive and compares the copied size to the size on DVD (in case something went wrong during the copying). It can also mirror a whole DVD video part and copy single files.
mp3cd-tools packs directories of MP3 files in a space-efficient way, so that they can be burnt to CD-Rs for playing on an MP3 CD player. It takes a list of directories containing MP3 files, arranged in order of favoritism, and puts as much music as possible onto each disc. It is not necessary to burn all of the planned CDs at the same time.
ImageBackup is a fully automatic incremental backup system for digital pictures. It will create backup CDs, one at a time, until all images have been backed up. You than then run the program regularly and it will keep gathering images until another disc is full. Once a disc is full, it can use AutoScrapbook to create Web-based index files, automatically generate an ISO image, and reset the staging area. Once an image has been stored in a backup ISO image, it will not be backed up again. Any new images, regardless of where they are mixed into your directory structure, will be added to backups when necessary.