I am in no way associated with AnyDVD, but I am now looking to back up my legally purchased DVDs to a harddrive. As a bi-platform user, I am more familiar with Windows tools for this so I would like some advice. I am considering purchasing AnyDVD software which is also on sale for an additional 20% off and will be changed to the Euro on Jan 1 because of the falling value of the American dollar. AnyDVD has a lifetime license and is updated on a regular basis to adjust to changes in DRM. Since I already use Fusion and run WinXP, using Windows based software is not a big deal. However, I am interested to know if MactheRipper used in conjunction with Handbrake is as effective as AnyDVD software. Also, is MactheRipper (and Handbrake) updated regularly? can they rip (legally owned) recent releases? Anything else to consider? Thanks. PS-I am aware of the gray zone created by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, but I don't need legal advice. I just would like information from MtR users.