I am quite overwhelmed with the site, but I do love it. This subject matter is all new to me. About my computer. HP AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GHZ 894MB RAM 32bit Vista Home Premium operating system Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Version 3.30. I have searched the site, and do comprehend alot of it, but the crux of my confusion is that when I find software that seems popular, it is either not compatible with vista, or I am unclear if the ones that are compatible with vista are compatible with each other. For starters, I wanted ripit4me, dvdshrink, imgburn, but dvd shrink is not supported by vista. Could anyone recommend the necessary freeware for backing up my commercial dvds that would be compatible with the information I have supplied? Also any "current" threads to help educate me on this would be appreciated. Sorry for the run on sentences and thanks for any advice!