[ubuntu] store dvds on hard drive and play back

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http://ubuntuforums.org – novice at video - i'de lik4 to load all my dvds to disk so i can select and play them without swapping disks anymore. i've heard the term "ripping" but not vsure what to do. i'd like the menus, movie, extras, etc., just like using the disk itself. I've just "downsized" by selling al of my computers. i have found i can do a lot simple things just using my tablet. so today i went to microcenter and bought a little zbox, a hdd and some memory. i have 750gb esata drive i'd like to store and play my movies from - output via hdmi to my hd tv. I'd also like to use it as a s (Hardware)