Okay, really alot. I have never ripped a DVD, well, I did once, I ripped one to a VCD. But I really didn't know what I was doing. This is what I want to do, and I am asking what is the easiest way to do it. I want to capture/rip a 30 second clip from a DVD, and be able to turn that into a WMV file, which will be able to be posted in a forum. I have a DVD-Rom and a DVD-Burner. I have a GeForce4 Ti 4600 Card, but no capture card. What are my options? Thank you for your help. I also have another project, where I want to rip a film, and either, replace the main audio with another one, or add the "other" audio as an alternate commentary like track. But this is for later. Thanks again.