Following the sudden hault in DVD Decrypter developement, there is need for freeware constantly updated DVD rippers. Fengtao Software has released DVDFab Decrypter and another tool called Free DVD. While DVD Decrypter can still rip most of the DVDs you can buy, newer DVDs cannot be ripped using it, like Closer.
DVDFab Express (Free Edition) however is up to date and even able to beat Sony ARccOS protection.
DVDFab Decrypter is a simple version of DVDFab Express. It copies entire DVD movie to hard disk, and removes all the protections (CSS, RC, RCE, Macrovision, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) while copying.
Free DVD removes several protections from a DVD folder on the hard disk. It removes region code (RC), region code enhancement (RCE), analog copy protection (Macrovision), and user operation prohibitions (UOPs). You can use it to get a free DVD before you burn the DVD folder. It's only 44K.