Personally I use AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 from www.slysoft.com -you get a 21 day free trial (and at present you can get $10 off the price) but then you have to buy it - it is very well supported and has regular updates. dvd shrink is no longer updated, I have never used it, but I have heard good reports, and it is free.
To get round the protection you can use AnyDVD (had very regular updates - if you cant back up a movie, then can have updates out within hours), DVD43 (not updates as regular, but it is free) or DVDDecryper (no longer updated)
To get the movies on to a regular DVD 5 size disc, (the shrink part) there are CloneDVD2, DVD shrink, 1-click dvd copy, Nero Recode and a whole load others out there.
I know all I have given you is options, but everyone has their own favourite program!