I'm new to the world of DVD ripping so please excuse my very basic question. I'm hoping that someone can tell me if there is a DVD solution that is similar to the audio solution that I am more familiar with. I want to be able to rip a "perfect" (bit-by-bit replica) copy of my DVDs to my hard drive and save it there in both a "lossless" and a "lossy" format - the first so I know I have an archived copy that is as good as the original and that I can later manipulate (edit,burn etc); the latter that I can watch on my PC, iPod Video player etc. This is a preamble to asking if there is, 1. A "secure" DVD ripping solution (like EAC does for ripping audio), 2. A "lossless compression" DVD solution (like Monkey's Audio does for audio compression), and 3. A "lossy" DVD encoding solution (like LAME does for audio encoding)? I've read through a lot of the forum suggestions on applications like dvdshrink, AnyDVD, Nero etc but I can't seem to find if these are "secure", "lossless" etc. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide. PS. I don't need freeware.