DVD Decrypter is great if you only have a single layer DVD, will remove protection and write it to your computer in, say, 10 minutes tops.
If you need to shrink the DVD at all, though, there are a lot of options. DVD Shrink is still pretty fast with it's optimizations turned on, but I wouldn't go near it unless I'm reducing quality somewhere in the 85% and up range. If it needs some major shrinkage, I use DVD Rebuilder and CCE, which can take between 2 and 5 hours, depending on how many passes I decide on (could be anywhere from 2 to 6). You've only gotta do this process once, why not make it worth it?