I've abandoned my Windows XP Evesham machine for a new Medion with Vista. Before, I used RipIt4Me and DVD Decrypter to rip DVDs and DVD Shrink with Nero to burn them. None of that seems to work anymore : I have RipIt4Me Version 18.104.22.168 and DVD Decrypter version: 1179648.0.11595224.8192. RipIt4Me tells me that my H drive (DVD drive) is locked or not there so won't work - it also tells me : SPTI and ASPI layers unavailable.
I've tried ripping with DVDFab5 but this is not free and may not be doing the job - see next bit.
I then tried DVD Shrink with what I'd ripped with DVDFab5 but got this message : Failed to open the file .....VIDEO_TS.IFO. This has happened to two different rips so presumably the fault lies with DVDFab5.