RealNetworks have made available an application that will legitimately rip DVDs.
RealNetworks is set to unveil legal DVD-ripping software today at the DEMOfall Conference in San Diego.Full Story
RealDVD, a $30 program, will import all of the features from a disc onto your hard drive, including cover art.
But the program has its limitations. Aside from only playing in the internal player, the videos can only be watched on up to 5 computers, all of which must have a separately purchased copy of the program installed. The copy not only retains the digital rights management that was on the disc, but adds its own layer of protection.