I spend good money on purchasing DVDs, of whch some of them are now near impossible to find, if at all. An the last thin I need is for one of these hard to come by movies to get damaged by use.
So I use DVDFab
to make ISO copies of movies, and HandBrake
to convert said ISOs to DivX. Which I then stream to my Mede8er
over the network. Although I should point out that since version 0.9.4, Handbrake has dropped support for AVI/XVID (and I got banned from their forum for suggesting that they bring it back), so if you want to use it, you need to look for version 0.9.3. Or perhaps if you can suggest a XVid encoder that works like Handrake and can convert directly from ISO...
Yeah, sure, some pundits might say that if I'm worried about losing or damaging a disc, then I should take better care of them, or purchase another copy. I do believe that copyright allows for the creation of a single backup, does it not?