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You buy a CD pop it in iTunes, or whatever other program and create MP3s for your phone, iPod, music player – you buy a DVD and you pop it in iTunes and nothing happens, you can’t rip it to a video iPod, WindowsMedia doesn’t rip/record it either – no problem, convert them with (mostly) free software like instant Handbrake (Mac) or Nero and DVD Decrypter (Win)… Out of all the things folks email and ask about, converting their DVD collection to take with them on the go is usually one of the most asked – once and awhile the legally of doing this for personal use comes up – if you own your DVD this seems reasonable to put them on portable devices, just like CDs right? Some big retailers like Circuit City think so too (pictured here from Consumerist) they’re even offering it as a service, $10 a DVD – Link.