I am running DVD43 as a decoder thingie and he said that it should work with any burning program to let me copy discs (for backup, of course). going to have to try that convertxdvd program. thanks for the tips!
i use dvd fab platinum for the last year or so and have had no problems. imo it is the best that i have used (and i have used alot) i think i have used every one that has been mentioned so far. I got it from www.warez-bb.org
BitTorrent FTW! Also, if you don't mind Linux (ex. Ubuntu) there are PLENTY of great and LEGALLY free programs for DVD ripping/burning. Then again, if you're ripping and burning DVDs, chances are you're not concerned with legality anyways..lol.