Backing up DVDs

I’ve been fooling with trying to find a good program to backup my DVDs for quite awhile. The only thing I am interested in is the movie itself. I don’t particularly give a shit about the menus or other interactive crap that they put on the DVD. When I buy a DVD it is because I want to watch the movie. Very simple.

I’ve looked at program after program trying to find a decent one that would get past the encryption and just save a damn video file to my HTPC’s hard drive. Finally I have settled on two, DVDDecryptor, which does a great job pulling to vob files to the hard drive, and DVDx to convert them to mpg. At least I know what I will be doing the next few evenings.