AnyDVD is required to remove copyright protection (DRM), which is what normally keeps you from ripping the DVD to HDD .
If you're just making a copy for yourself and no one else the harm is minimal (legal wise) although the Movie and Music industry would disagree.
Once you have a copy on the HDD, you can start moving it around your devices and/or altering the format to suit your needs (IE: reduced MB or viewing size to fit on iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc).
If the programs you have listed above can copy the copyright protected DVD, they should work for your purposes.
(I'm going to start sounding like the copyright police now, no other way to say what comes next)
But, ripping usually requires DRM removal. Unless things have changed, AnyDVD is the only one I know of that can reliably do that. Of course, you've violated DRM with that and technically are doing something illegal (copyright wise that is). That's why the industry started giving DRM protected "copies"; it's an attempt to let consumers have more flexibility with the media they purchase without resorting to ripping which can lead to "pirated" copies floating around. It isn't working out quite as well as they had hoped....
But if you're only ripping it for yourself, the likelihood of getting "caught" is pretty much nil.
Standard disclaimer: Use at your own risk.