I have been using HandBrake so far and for old DVD's it takes out an hour to rip (they are only an hour long each but they are from early 90's). On the other hand, RipIt (using trial version) takes at most 30 minutes. Also, the handbrake file is over 3GB in size where as RipIt is around 500MB. I'm a little confused... what exactly is handbrake doing? Is there an alternative you would recommend? I ran a search and couldn't find much other than handbrake.