I'll take the other two. PM sent!
japes wrote: I wonder if a SCSI <-> PATA + PATA <-> CF adapter would work well enough with a modern 16gb CF card. The CF might be a little more prone to cell wear than a purpose built SSD though. I'm not sure if CF cards have wear pattern mitigation like the SSDs.
The Keeper wrote: I can't figure out how to force HandBrake to encode the english subtitles in the MP4 files with some of the content, even though I selected "burn in". I don't even want to be presented with the option of enabling/disabling the subtitles, I want them unconditionally enabled.
A limitation that I'm finding with HandBrake is that with some of the content, I end up having to create separate MP4 files for each episode on a DVD, which is a bit of a nuisance.