Want to edit, compress and convert into MPEG4 in a high quality

Hi, can anyone give me their expert advice? I’ve got a number of DVDs which I want to edit, compress and convert into MPEG4 in a high quality. I don’t plan to make dvd copies just copy onto my hard drive.
There are so many products on the market but I don’t know which ones I need. As far as I’m aware there are are no encryption on any DVDs.

Also after I’ve copied onto my hard drive in MPEG4 can I convert into other formats such as windows media on my hard drive? Thanks in advance

AutoGK or Gordian Knot are both great free apps to make DivX or XviD MPEG4.

Thanks for that I’ll check those out. :smiley: