A BBF Member e-mailed me and asked why he could not convert his DVD files. He said the "IFO" files would not convert. Just as a side-note since this is not my massive "how to" video I am producing [should be a 1/2 hour show]:
"IFO" files are NOT what you convert, it's the "VOB" files. See pic. Versioned Object Base [VOB] files contain the actual video and audio. IFO [or Information] files simply contain chapter info, etc. That is why they are very small compared to the HUGE VOB files.
Also, keep in mind that if you are trying to convert your DVD movies into Pearl format you are going to need an unlock program such as AnyDVD [see other post where I link to it].
You do NOT need an unlock program if you are converting "home DVD recordings" made with your DVD recorder, such as TV programs.
You need the unlock program to get by your DVD movies protection, that is, the "lock" put on by the studio to prevent illegal copying. [Making a copy of legally owned DVD movies is NOT illegal, but I will spare explaining the law on that].
Side Note: Why are my VOB files in the below pic so small as compared to DVD movies, that are typically 1GB or larger? Simple, the DVD I pulled out of the DVD recorder and put into my PC's DVD drive had some five minute news clips I was recording off the TV news. In other words, they were not movie chapters.