mason Wrote:xvid is a little 1999
Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/ (automated ripping)
MakeMKV http://www.makemkv.com/ (for just transcoding to .mkv)
Automkv : http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=140178 (automated ripping)
imho x264 in combination with matroska is a little more state-of-the-art
Agreed on that one mason!
However, i have no need/desire to compress anything once it is ripped. Storage space isnt hugely expensive these days, and i like the ability go to back to physical media at full quality.
In saying that, the mkv format is something i would be keen to tinker around with, and knowledge is power - so i will have a play around with those solutions once i have my files fully backed up.