I basically use DVD Decrypter to rip my DVDs...
I found this at afterdawn.com;
This software is no longer available, this page is stored for archival puposes only.
On 24th of November, 2005, Macrovision Europe contacted AfterDawn.com, notifying us that they have acquired full rights to the DVD Decrypter software and have changed its licensing terms. Effective immediately, they have decided to withdraw all distribution rights from all third party companies, including AfterDawn.com...
Luckily, there are several alternatives available to DVD Decrypter. Here are the most popular ones:
DVDFab Decrypter (free DVD ripper)
AnyDVD (excellent DVD ripper that handles virtually all modern copy protections)
ImgBurn (DVD image burning software from the original author of DVD Decrypter, free)
Q: Is anyone using and successful with an alternative to DVD Decrypter (e.g. DVDFab Decrypter)?