Windows only: Rip your media hassle free with AutoBrake, a handy tool for automating HandBrake the free DVD ripping tool Lifehacker readers love.
Once you take a few minutes to set up AutoBrake by selecting where you want your video files to be saved and what quality you'd like the files to be ripped at, from there out it's fire and forget. You pop a DVD into the DVD drive and AutoBrake starts the ripping process. From start to finish it requires no input from you. Neither AutoBrake nor HandBrake have any built in tools for breaking DVD encryption to allow you to back up your DVDs, for that you'll need an application like previously reviewed DVD43 to act as a mediator. AutoBrake is freeware and requires HandBrake. AutoBrake is Windows only.