So I've tried Mac The Ripper and VisualHub and both have been unsucessful. MTR copied the files but I couldn't play them (they were unrecognized by the Mac finder). VisualHub gave me a codec error when it tried to copy the .ifo file from the disc. I am a Mac newbie and would really appreciate any help in setting up a good DVD ripping program. I also need a a good mpg conversion program and so far I am thinking of investing in VisualHub (unless someone knows of a better one).