So, with apologies for the very basic nature of the question... - I'd like to copy commercial DVDs which I own onto my hard drive for archive/preservation purposes. I would be playing these back only on my own machine - don't need to convert to a format for use on, say, an iPad, though playing the movies back in iTunes (as opposed to through the iMac's DVD Player) would be convenient. - If possible I'd like to preserve the DVD formatting (i.e. chapter breaks), though this is not essential. - It IS essential to preserve the episode breaks in DVDs of TV shows. I've done a bit of research, but the huge number of available programs has left me confused. All of them, of course, claim to be the 'best' and while I have no problem with buying the necessary software I'm reluctant to buy four or five different packages as I try out each one. It would obviously be better to have a single package that rips the DVD and converts it to a reasonably-sized format for playback on my iMac all in one go. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.