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I'm fully clear on exactly what you're asking.
A lot is more going to depending on what you plan to play the movies with because not all players with play all video formats.
For free, two popular choices are Handbrake and MakeMKV. MakeMKV is fast because it just puts your DVD into an MKV container. Handbrake will take a lot longer to do it, but it transcodes the DVD but can make the file size a lot smaller. Some use both.
I believe MakeMKV may have some build in encryption break for DVDs; maybe BR. If not, you'll need something like AnyDVD or AnyDVD HD. I know there is an opensource program too, but I don't know the name. I use AnyDVD HD with both Handbrake and MakeMKV so I don't know what limits or truly if they have DVD unecryption build in.
Alas, if you have a lot of DVDs you want to digitize, it's just going to take time. So it will be something you'll just want to work a small bit at a time every day.