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MacBook Pro :: DVD To MP4 Or M4V - Finding Best Tool For Converting

Been searching discussions for information on converting DVD's to either MP4 or M4V format. About the only free source I can find is HandBrake. Is that the best one?

Mac OS X (10.6.4)
2.26GHz | 4.00GB Ram | 500GB HD | AirPort 802.11n + high speed.

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