Originally Posted by MikeS21
I found an open source program called "Any Video Converter" that will allow me to directly convert all the VOB files into a single MPG file, which I can easily import to the media player via the software that came with the player.
I did a test run by recording a five minute segment of the Andy Griffith show. It took several minutes to convert everything, but I finally got the segment up and playing on the player. I recorded the DVD at the lowest quality, but the video and sound on the player was pretty good.
Unless there is faster conversion software out there that is pretty low cost, I'm finding that one minute of DVD time takes about one minute to convert. I suppose that's OK.
Thanks for the input, folks!
Its generally not the software that is the time issue, its the computer you are using. There are a few exceptions, depending on what you are converting it to, but yeah. It seems like you found something that works for you and thats what matters.