ANDREW's Not a DVD Ripping and Encoding Wizard, but a command-line interface that simplifies the use of some programs to create AVI, Matroska, MP4, or OGM files from DVDs. ANDREW runs in interactive or batch mode; works on-the-fly or ripping DVDs to the hard drive; handles progressive, telecine, and interlaced NTSC and PAL formats; selects multiple audio and subtitle tracks by preferences or in full manual mode; splits movies into several files or encodes them by target size or video bit rate; and more.
Hocuspocus is a small and extensible Web server for controlling key Linux applications via a Web server. This means you can adjust things like system volume from any browser, including a WiFi enabled PDA such as the iPhone. Multiple such servers can be controlled via a single service manager, enabling whole home remote control.