Welcome to the forums KCC.
Your primary problem came from using Aimersoft DVD Ripper. This not only transfers the data from the original dvds, but it also converts it to mp4 format.
Mp4 files can [B]sometimes[/B] play on modern dvd players, but you really need to check the capabilities of your player. Xvid avi files are another format that can sometimes be played on dvd players, but again, you’d need to check the manual of your player to find out what formats it can take. Can’t emphasize this enough!
The easiest solution is to simply keep them in dvd-video format. To do this you’ll need to use a decryption program and ripper (ripping means moving the data to the hard drive NOT converting it). DVD Fab HD Decrypter is a free program to decrypt and rip the movie for you. When you download DVDFab, you’ll get a free trial for all the different sections, so either use the DVD Copy section while its available, or use DVDFab HD Decrypter once the free trial ends for all the other sections.
When you rip to the hard drive the movies should be in file format. You’ll see a couple of folders, named Video_TS and Audio_TS. The Audio_TS folder will be empty, but the Video_TS folder will have vob, ifo and bup files within. This is normal.
The dvds may have to be compressed to fit onto a single layer recordable disc. You can have DVDFab DVD Copy do this while you still have the trial, or you can use other programs, like the free DVDShrink, or the high quality output DVD Rebuilder. (there is a free version of DVD Rebuilder by the way, but you need to decrypt and rip first before using it).
If you want to put more than one movie on one disc, you’ll almost certainly need to convert to other formats, like mp4 or mkv or avi, but if your player cannot use them, you’ll either need to get another player, or perhaps think about a stand alone media player like the Western Digital TV Live Hub, which would play them off an internal hard drive.
Now, on to your question about ImgBurn. It is a pure burning program. All it does is burn to a disc, it doesn’t do any type of conversion for you. Build mode in ImgBurn should have worked to burn the files to a disc, but again, everything depends on the capabilities of your player.