I rip them of DVDs with DVD Decrypter, and it outputs VOBS.
There have been a couple of freeware programs i've downloaded (like DVD Styler) which seemed either VERY techie (no real GUI in place) and unintuitive to use (though it is a fledgling program).
I just wanted a program like TmpgEnc that allowed simple "Add DVD Video" funcitons that could read in my VOBs. I also like the way you can include other VOBs from other directories, then save them all together as a project, and ocme back to it at a later date. Sounds simple!
There's probably one out ther for free somewhere but I have obviously been a bit stupid in missing it! That's basicaly it, a quick poiner to a great little freeware Tmpeg style authoring program.
The copy I have is about to expire and before I consider paying for the full product I wanted to know if you oculd get a similar product for free/cheaper