I was just wondering what programs people were using to rip DVDs? I know that LMCE has a very nice DVD copier, but the resulting files are just so massive I don't think I can realistically use it. Its nice to have all the meta data and cover art, but 8Gb is just too much of a price to pay - so I am trying to consider other alternatives.
Obviously one solution is to create a divx avi from the DVD (my current favourite option I think), which means using another program to do so. Anybosy do this already and if so, what's a good program to use? I found this:http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/
from a Google search, but have no idea what it would be like! I'm also open to suggestions that run on Windows as I have a machine that runs Vista too.