What's the best DVD ripper? I took a look at the free apps thread but nothing seemed to be close enough (SmartRipper seems to be outdated and not even an image ripper). Is some flavor of Nero going to be my best option?
I want to rip select DVDs onto my harddrive and then mount them when I want to watch them. For instance, I want to load some Star Wars DVDs into my drive, rip the DVD into an .iso (or equivalent disc image--not movie files, but the pure, untouched disc image) so that later I can mount the image (using a utility), interact with the movie as if the actual disc was still in my DVD drive, and possibly burn the DVD at some point if I want.