I have some of my son's DVD's that I would like rip and play on my laptop hard drive. After reading many threads and other site's information, I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have DVD shrink, DVD Decrypter and ImagBurn that I downloaded in hopes of getting started. I'm still not even sure of the difference in Shrink and Decrypter at the moment. Especially for simply playing a ripped file on my hard drive. Here's what I'm wanting to do: 1. Rip the DVD movie for playing on my hard drive. I just want a single file that I can click on in order to watch the movie. Not really even worried about the 'extras', etc. 2. After watching it on the hard drive, I wouldn't mind reburning to another DVD blank disc, but could do that later. 3. May also try to get the DVD file off the hard drive and transfer to my son's iPod. Maybe someone could give me a good 'idiot's overview' and then point me to a guide or two b/c it seems as though there are lots out there.