Just bought my new laptop and my plan is to take all my DVD's, make a backup copy on DVD and my Hard Drive, and then make a MP4 Copy for use with my ipod. What would be the best product to use in order to rip the DVD in say .avi format and then convert it to MP4. In all actuality I would like a program that could convert several video formats to MP4 format. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I prefer free programs but do not mind to pay.