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What is the best way to make an ISO file out of a DVD?

I'm using Windows (Vista), and have no experience ripping DVDs, so this is a really newbie question.

To avoid having to take home a bunch of DVDs from the library, since I read it only takes a few minutes to make a copy on a hard-disk, I was thinking of just making an image of them on my laptop while still at the library, and perform the compression at home.

Is there a sure-fire way to clone a DVD for later processing, including sub-titles, menus, etc. so that I don't end up with unusable files back home?

Thank you.

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marked as duplicate by Gnoupi Aug 4 '10 at 11:21

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you shouldn't copy DVDs you only borrowed... –  Tobias Kienzler Aug 4 '10 at 10:29
We'll avoid the legal argument by just closing this as duplicate. You want to make a copy of a DVD, whatever dvd it is, you will find your answer on the other questions. –  Gnoupi Aug 4 '10 at 11:22
I sorta disagree its an exact duplicate - the other questions cover data - video DVDs are a fairly more annoying beast to deal with IMO –  Journeyman Geek Aug 4 '10 at 14:56
Yes, I was talking about movies, and from what I read, they seem to be more tricky to rip than data DVD's. Hence my question ;) –  OverTheRainbow Aug 5 '10 at 8:32
For those looking for the same information, I successfully ripped movies on DVD using DVD Decrypter and Handbrake. YMMV. –  OverTheRainbow Aug 11 '10 at 13:45

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doom9 has a nice howto on the whole process

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Thanks. Looks like a good, supported solution for Windows is either DVDFab, or AnyDVD + CloneDVD. –  OverTheRainbow Aug 4 '10 at 11:38

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