I looked at ripit4me and it can not be run without any input. So I am still looking for the right software. It may not exist.
Maybe I should explain what I want. This is for an HTPC with no keyboard/mouse. The HTPC software is controlled by a remote, and it has an option to call an outside program/shortcut. The shortcut needs to be set up to do everything automatically so that the software opens, rips the main movie and compresses it to DVD5, and closes when it is finished without the user ever do anything.
There probably isn't one piece of software that can do it all. I have a few things to try and will post if I figure out how to do it.