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Ok, I'm having 2 software problems and I have no idea what do to as far as alternate software.

The first problem is Windows Media Player(not Center,love that one). I HATE it. I have a very large collection of music(every CD I have ever owned) and window's media player seems to not like dealing with such a vast amount of music. If anyone has any other Players that arnt out dated please let me know. right now i have just around 100Gigs of music.

Second, I bought a 1 TB HDD with the hopes of "burning" or "Ripping" my dvd collection to my HDD, thus far with NO luck. The software I have used is compleat crap, the quality sucks and the audio will not sync at all. sounds are around 30-45 seconds off.
So far I have tried to many freeware programs to list. the most recent one being a Trial version of Xillisoft DVD Ripper. I knew it would only burn the first 3 min. of the DVD but that few min was total crap. So glad I used the trial befor i droped 60 bucks on their software.

I'm not looking for INSANE quality, but I dont want complet crap...so far the quality of video and sound is the of some one who filmed the movie in the theater and these are store bought DVD's... Dont mind useing freeware as long as it works, and I dont mind spending $30-60(maby more) on software that will give me a good result. Thank you guys so much in advance!
On a side not...user friendly would be nice. Im new to video ripping and all this kind of stuff.
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It depends on what type of file you want to save them to your hard drive, but this is a great DVD ripper. DVDFab HD Decrypter works like a charm, and is constantly updated. It's also free.

This is also a great resource for learning how to do everything.

My favorite music player is still winamp.
Edited by DrC - 2/24/11 at 9:38pm
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Lol, I used Winamp Way back in the day...might have to give it a try agin. Thank you for the link's.
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I use VLC Media Player for any media needs.

And DVD Decrypter for ripping dvds.
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It depends on what type of file you want to save them to your hard drive, but this is a great DVD ripper. DVDFab HD Decrypter works like a charm, and is constantly updated. It's also free.

This is also a great resource for learning how to do everything.

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DL'ed and used DVDFab HD Decrypter, work's on some of my DVD's. some of my newer DVD's have "Athorized use only" or a "Copy Right Protected" seal on the back. Those wont play...might be a nood mistake. Very easy to use so far.
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DVD Decrypter was great in its heyday, but it's no longer updated. Still works great for some, but not all movies. The one I recommended keeps it regularly updated, so it may just take time for those newer ones. I would search Afterdawn to see if there are any suggestions for those specific titles. It's made it much easier than having to carry all those dvds around.
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