I have been reading all I can about ripping dvd's for archival purposes. I have also been getting emails offering 'software' to allow same, but closer eading shows its a guide, with MAYBE some software. Searching the web brought me here, and I think I got the right software...clanDVD, v2.0. After selecting whole dvd, no macro.... and start...the dvd drive whirred like a madman. I stopped the process as I wasn't sure if it was working properly. Approx. how long should this process take (ripping to HD..) and once complete, how do I get the HD ripped stuff to the cd-r? I have a Dell 4100 series, thx speakers, 80GB hd, 384MB of RDram, win Me. Apologize for multiple ???'s, but I am a newbie, and figured I'd ask the experts.