Originally Posted by bogman
there are many ways to skin this cat - if you search the forums, you'll get lots of recommendations and I'm sure they're all very good.
Personally I use DVD Decrypter (free) to rip the DVD to a .IFO file. Then I use Videora for iPhone (the iPhone has the same resolution as the Bold) to rip. Videora is free too.
Herre is the relevant Videora page:
Videora iPhone 3G Converter - Free iPhone 3G Video Converter
...and this page explains how to rip a DVD to a single .IFO file using DVD Decrypter:
DVD to iPhone Video Converter Guide
I've used the highest quality 2 pass H.264 setting - and have been very impressed by the quality on my Bold. Have had no sync issues. A Movie will typically be 500MB to 700MB in this format.
Audio did not work for me at all on your advice above, have you missed something out?