This is how I like to create digital copies (i.e., backups) of my physical DVD collection, which I own legitimately. I don’t condone piracy or theft. Backup instructions Rip physical DVD media makemkv Transcode mkv to m4v container using Fast 1080p30 preset in handbrake. Passthrough UTF-8 subtitles if you like those. Copy to media backup server rsync –protect-args -av –progress Season8 "shnerg@ & Teller Bullshit/" Software MakeMKV transcoder that deals with proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files Handbrake general video transcoder The C source is available as tarballs makemkv-bin-1.