A couple years ago I looked all around for a good DVD ripping package for my video Ipod and this was the best that I found. There are a lot of packages out there and this was the one that gave me the least headaches. My main issue was audio/video sync as the movie progressed and Magic DVD Ripper was the only software I tried that eliminated or minimized the issue. That problem has all but gone away since I built a new machine last year. I guess the faster hardware helps a lot. It's also pretty versatile in the options it gives you for output. I rip DVDs to my ipod all the time (I then use Mp3tag to add ID3 info and album art to the MP4 file).