Hello! I've been trying to figure out for days how to rip a dvd to my hard drive. I don't want to burn the dvd I just want it on my MacBook so I can watch it from there or transfer it to my IPod. So far I've downloaded and experimented with the following programs: Mac the Ripper, Kigo Video Converter, and Handbrake. I have also used the sample versions of ISky Video Converter and ISky DVD Copy. So here is where I am running into problems that I'm hoping someone can clarify for me. I've used Mac The Ripper to extract the data from the dvd's but I don't know what to do next. If I am understanding this right Mac The Ripper only extracts the data but then you need another program to convert it into the format that you want? How to I transfer all the files into one, preferably AVI file? I tried using Kigo Video Converter and the sample version of ISky Video Converter but I still end up with a bunch of files instead of one file so I'm not better than when I started. What am I doing wrong? I also tried HandBrake which was really easy to use but the end result was blotchy with green squares blurring the image, is this because the DVD was encrypted and HandBrake cannot convert it? The only program that I had success with was the ISky DVD Copy, but this isn't free and unfortunetly not something I can get right now because I'm slightly broke at the moment Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!