I couldnt get Vista Media Center to work no matter what I used. Tried DVDFab and then My Movies. The people in the My Movies forum told me to use AnyDVD which didnt work either.Ok Guys, I just finished skimming this thread from start to finish.
A few things I can add:
Alternate DVD ripping program -
It's a program called DVDFAB - you can find it at http://www.dvdfab.com
in short, DVDFab is a decent 1 click solution for going from DVD's to other formats.
They seem to update the product regularly.
Some things DVDfab can do...
- Copy a DVD to your hard drive as an ISO or a folder of files
- Copy a DVD to a blank DVD
- Copy a DVD to 2 blank DVD's
- Copy a DVD to formats like divx, mpeg4, h264 etc.
Also - for those with windows media center machines - microsoft has a dvd library feature thats disabled by default - a simple registry change enables it.
the MCE dvd library works with files copied to the HD from dvd shrink or dvd fab - the nice thing here is you have the original dvd - full quality - all sound options - full menus etc...