I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to DVD ripping. I've read most of the FAQs and have experimented a little bit with some of the software such a Smartripper, DVD2AVI, etc.... I can get the .VOB files off of the disk okay but I can't seem to get to where I need to end up: A standard, Microsoft-type .AVI file (29.97 fps with audio) that I can use in a video editing program like Adobe Premiere. (DVD2AVI only seems to work if I output to MPEG4 and then there's no audio). Can someone give me (or point me to a location of) SIMPLE, STRAIGHT-FORWARD step-by-step instructions to accomplish this (without all of the "options")? Again, I just need to go from a a DVD .VOB file to a standard, self-contained .AVI file. Thanks.