Convert dvd video recorder dvd's to pc

I have approximately 200 Hawaii 50 classic dvd’s that I downloaded from TV. I would like to convert them to pc dvd’s without the commercials, etc.

I have an hp pc with windows 8.

I have worked a week in trying to accomplish this without success. The problem is that when you try to read a reader’s dvd into my pc, the drive goes into an endless spin without being read–I have tried to edit the registry manually to turn off auto run and have tried to go through the control panel–no luck with either attempt–it just spins and spins–the hope was that if the drive stood still long enough I would be able to handle it with 2 or 3 different soft ware package supposedly built to do what I am trying to do–help would be great.