Popular open source DVD ripping
has been available for Mac and Linux for some time now, and
has finally been ported to Windows
. HandBrake is a slick
all-in-one ripping app that will encode your ripped video in MPEG-4 or H.264 (MP4, AVI, or OGM) and has a great
built-in calculator that takes the fuss out of choosing a bitrate, which is especially great if your video's
destination is an iPod or PSP. Hit the HandBrake forums
to get the Windows release.
So what's the deal with the logo? The FAQ says "don't ask."