"DVD Copy Basics":http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/114For those of you with kids who love peanut butter or have seen a DVD blown by a 4-year old sliding it across the table, here's a pretty good intro into how to have a backup until they learn to treat DVDs like Chihuly glassworks.
They recommend DVDXcopy Express for beginners. For power users, they liked InstantCopy.. And of course for freeware geeks, there is DVD Shrink to putz with. DVD Shrink is actually pretty easy, but if you just want to copy the main movie, so kids can watch it, its even simpler. Then there are no menus to confuse people either. Just go to reauthor and drag the main movie and select only English AC5.1 and AC2.0 and voila.
"Doom9.org":http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/mpg/dvdshrink31-main.htm. This is a great overview of how to get things done. Check out the DVD-9 to 1 DVD+/-R