If you travel with your Netbook or Laptop, it's nice to have a few films stuck on it to keep you entertained. DVDSmith Movie Backup is a very basic program that rips your DVDs - either the entire DVD or just the largest file (i.e.: the movie itself).
This app is ideal for people who want an easy, no frills approach to sticking DVDs on their hard drive. The disks are copied exactly, so there's no loss of quality, but of course this means the files are quite large too. They are saved as .VOB files, which can be played on the better media players like VLC. Another useful application for DVDSmith Movie Backup is keeping your disks in good condition - back up your disks and watch them from your hard drive and they won't suffer from everyday wear and tear.
Using DVDSmith Movie Backup is incredibly easy; just choose a destination folder and click backup. The backup process can be lengthy, but works perfectly. It also removes copy protection, freeing you to use the files as you wish. Of course, if you have limited space on your hard drive you'll prefer a program that rips and compresses DVD images, and in that sense DVDSmith is very limited.
While it lacks any advanced features, a child could create a DVD backup with DVDSmith Movie Backup as it is fantastically easy to use.