I've ripped some dvd's successfully, have trouble with others. I don't understand all the tech stuff and I don't have time to search thru every forum and I'm not sure even what to put in the searchbox to find the info I need so, I'm hoping some of you nice experts will help. I use ImTOO dvd ripper to convert DVD to AVI and burn it as ISO data on a regular cd-r so I can play it on my regular cdrom drive. (I have an old laptop with only a cd-rom drive and an external cd-r/dvd drive. I want to be able to play all my movies on my laptop cause it's not very portable to carry around an external dvd drive). It works great on some dvd's but there are problems with others. Mostly what I am ripping is TV series dvd's. One series I have won't rip properly to avi, about every 3rd word in the dialog is skipped all the way thru. Although some of the episodes didn't do that. They rip better to mpeg but I really want avi. Another big problem with another series I have is that there are 4 episodes to each dvd and it won't read/access/recogise anything but the 4th ep. What can I do to rip the other 3? I have read what is posted about DVD Decrypter and Dvd Shrink. I d/l'd Decrypter and have no clue what it really does except that I know it doesn't convert. I haven't downloaded the other one yet. I've read they should be used together but that also sounds complicated. Maybe I will try them together while I await a response to this post. Thanks for reading this long post and any help will be appreciated.