To begin with, Thank you in advance to everyone who does help me out with my dilemma. I have to make a documentary that involves film clips. I had heard that it is illegal even for educational purposes to clip out scenes and rip DVDs. Does anyone know if there are exceptions to this rule? Furthermore, I need a program capable of clipping chapters (Specifically) from DVD movies. I won't need to rip full DVDs. So essentially, I need a program that is effective and fast, that gives the option to rip single chapters from DVDs that I will then need to easily collaborate with Final Cut Express 4? Any recommendations? I keep hearing recommendations for Hand Brake, Mac The Ripper, and RipIt. Which is the fastest, best quality, most user friendly? Are their any words of wisdom or forewarnings I should know about these programs? Thanks again.