I have simple requirement: Copy a DVD to a HDD to remove the copy protection and simply be able to open OSx DVD player, point it to the directory/file, and play the movie just as if the DVD was still in the drive, or to simulate having a DVD drive on an MBA. I keep the DVDs, I don't give them away or sell them, I still have them in the bookcase. I am not pirating. I just want to save wear and also be able to watch them on the MBA from an external HDD. Is that too difficult? I used to use RipIt, but it hasn't been updated since 2010 and chokes on newer DVDs. It was able to copy a 2 hour DVD in about 45 minutes, although newer DVDs fail. I bought MacX Video Converter Pro, but that's apparently only for converting DVD to .mkv or similar formats. Sigh..waste of $ 39 (the Halloween "giveaway" ended up being not free and costing money to use). Trying to actually convert gave me run times in the 5 hour range for several DVDs I tried. So today..Tried DVDFab DVD copy, which seems to do it, but a simple copy of the DVD to HDD takes at least twice as long as it would take to simpy run the movie. My first try was a movie that runs 2:20, and DVDFab started and finally said 4:40 to rip the DVD. Plus the program is crap - the Menu Bar has only the name of the program and has zero options. Is this really a legit program and developer? The company is located in China and only offers 2 day turnaround on support. Price on the Web said $ 49, but when you order the price jumps to $57.60...why can't they post the actual prices? Why do these programs take so long? How come RipIt could do a DVD in 45 minutes and the other programs want 4-5 HOURS???