Ok so I want to take my entire dvd collection with me to france for the season, as French tv kinda sucks. I will be putting it all on an external 120gb hard drive. I can't seem to figure out what programs I need to make this work. I just want to be able to watch them on my computer, not burn them to disc. I have used anydvd before to remove copy protection so I guess I'll need help with that too as I figure I cant use it again. I'd prefer to download freeware, not torrents if possible. Any help would be great.
Have a look at Magic DVD Ripper (I think it's www.magicdvdripper.com ). Rips to DivX and other formats. Very easy to set up and configure. You can download a trial to rip 5 times and the full version is like 35 bucks with free upgrades. It's the only software I've ever paid for, but so good.