One of the aspects that I like about *nix in general is the power of scripting. Using shell scripts, I can accomplish a lot more than I could ever hope to do inside of a batch file. One such example is is my script to convert dvd rips to isos. I’m currently working on taking this one step further, and converting the movies using a handbrake script, so that I can watch them on my iPod, but the script is still pretty buggy.
On that note: does anyone know of a good script/program to convert avis, mkvs, etc to the iPod format (Linux preferred, but Windows is doable)?