With the growth of tablets etc, it’s always handy to be able to carry those films, TV series or anything else that resides on a DVD
and has been legally purchased on the tablet especially when there are kids about. Prepare for the Disney onslaught (I can picture frozen just by the audio)!
Handbrake and the libdvdcss file are all that you need, apart from the actual DVD of course…
Head to Handbrake’s homepage and download the program. Install it to your computer as directed.
By default, Handbrake can rip unprotected DVDs, but most DVDs you buy from the store have copy protection. To get around this, you’ll need to install libdvdcss. On Windows, you can download this file separately (here for 32-bit systems and here for 64-bit systems), rename it to libdvdcss.dll, and put it in your Handbrake program folder (C:\Program Files\Handbrake). If you’re on a Mac, download this file and double-click to install it.
Insert the DVD you want to rip, and open Handbrake.
Click the Source button in the upper left-hand corner and choose your DVD drive from the list. It will start scanning your DVD, which could take a few minutes.
When it’s done, head to the “Title” drop-down menu in the upper left hand corner of the window. This is where you’ll select which part of the DVD you want to rip. In the case of movies, it’s usually the longest title, so just pick that one. If you’re ripping episodes of a TV show, it’s usually the 22 or 44 minute ones, and you’ll have to rip them each separately.
Click the Browse button on the right side of the window. Navigate to where you want to save your movie file, and type in a file name in the box. Click OK.
Next, head to the bar on the right labeled “Presets”. This is where you’ll choose what format the resulting file will be in. If you just want to watch it on your computer, the “Normal” or “High Profile” preset is fine. If you want to watch it on something like your iPod or iPhone, though, pick the correct preset from the list.
Hit the Start button at the top of the window. This will take awhile, so you’ll probably want to grab a cup of tea.
When it’s done, you’ll get a popup notification. From there, you can double-click on your movie file to watch it, or sync it to your device of choice. Enjoy!
Extract from lifehacker
The next challenge is to add to iTunes, this is straightforward as you add to library and then edit info on the DVD (if you’re
anal particular like me) and you’re done.
Quick tip, use either imdb or amazon for your disc images.