anyone here have a great tutorial for accomplishing this task
put one of my DVD's (that i bought) onto my I-pod?
I don't know if it is "great", but I found a tutorial for Handbrake for you. http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tutorials/handbrake/index.shtml
Just rip the dvd to the hard drive first (you use DVDFab right?), then open the dvd-video files with Handbrake. You can use the preset for Ipod.
Here is the download page for Handbrake: http://handbrake.fr/?article=downloadGet the GUI version for Windows.
SS, I think still one of the best and simple to use software in this case is CloneDVD Mobile.