Hi everyone I haven't posted here for a few yrs and the last time I did, there were some very helpful people. At that time I was ripping DVD TV series and converting to AVI. I wasn't completely successful since alot of them (from the same series) didn't come out well. Only a small percentage came out ok. Now what I want to do is just copy the DVD to the hard drive and then onto a DVD+r. First thing I need to know is what program to use. I had a friend recommend DVD Decrypter but I didn't see that here in the software downloads. Also, even though I would rather have a freeware program, I don't mind paying for one if it works with Windows Vista. Vista won't let you download or install anything it isn't compatible with so I don't want to buy anything that won't work cause I can't afford to waste the money. Also, will a disc of episodes from a TV series fit on a 4.36g DVD or are they usually too big? Because of this, I don't know what kind of program I should get, ripping or copying. Any help is appreciated and I hope it's ok to ask about all this in this forum. I wasn't sure but since I want to backup my discs to DVD+R, I figured this was the place.