When it comes to turning a DVD into a movie file, Handbrake's name is hailed far and wide for its ease of use, speed
and overall quality. Recently, Handbrake's developer took these praised aspects and raised the bar by releasing Instant Handbrake
(beta), a one-stop, brain-dead-easy app for converting a DVD to
By default it's set to crop the video when necessary (4:3 for iPod, 16:9 for
PSP), depending on which device you specify, but you can elect to maintain the video in its original size. Video
formats are MPEG-4 or H.264 for the iPod, and MPEG-4 for the PSP.
Like its big brother, Instant Handbrake is
free and available here