Originally Posted by Krew
But anyway if you are willing to spend a few bucks I would highly recommend ImTOO DVD Ripper. It will rip the DVD directly to VCD, SVCD, Divx, MPEG, AVI etc. I have this program and I like it a lot.
I wouldn't recommend that program, or any one step program. From personal experience I can say if you want a quality rip, you'll need to use multiple programs.
DVD Decryptor to copy DVD to the hard drive.
FlaskMPEG to encode the video.
DVD2AVI to save the audio to a WAVE file.
Virtual Dub to join the video to the audio, and to encode the WAVE into MP3 to save space.
There are many settings you can experiment with, especially with the codec you decide to use. I'm still learning about stuff and I've been doing this for a few months now.
You'll need the codec too, something like DIVX.