First of all I am a total noob to ripping and converting. I have read the other posts of people having a similar issue but have yet to find an answer that works. My employer has assigned me the task of ripping his dvd’s to hard disk to a single file that is compressed. I have been trying divx and xvid so far. Basically we need a solution that works on PC and MAC so AVI seems the best plan. I have tried commercial and free software yet we still end up with one common issue: No fast forward or rewind when those buttons are pushed. Yes we can do this by dragging or clicking on the bar but in his eyes this is unacceptable. The issue is the same in his choice of players, Windows media player and Winamp. No changing that. Due to the fact that I will be doing close to 4000 dvd’s I want a solution that is as simple as possible or at least not 20 steps to get it done. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.