Hello everyone, I'm new to this place and to the ripping deal. I'm looking to backing my movies up here very shortly but before I do so I thought I'd go ahead and get some prior knowledge before going out and buying the software and the whole nine.... I've been looking at DVD X Copy Platinum. I don't know if you guys suggest that but if you do, good. Basically what I'm asking for here is sort of like a step by step process into safely and securely ripping my DVDs without unnecessary hassles of trial and error. If you could please let me know ahead of time whether I'll be needing extra software besides DVD X Platinum, whether or not new movies aren't able to be copied any longer, etc.....any forewarnings if you will. Thank you all for your time and your help!