Ripping the DVD
The first thing that you have to do is to insert the DVD that you want to import into your computer. Open up Handbrake, which can be freely downloaded and installed. This will likely automatically load up the DVD for selection, and if it does not you can do this by selecting the Source button in the upper left hand corner.
When it opens the browser display select the DVD, yet do not select any specific file. Instead just hit the open button, which will open the DVD as a whole entity rather than a specific area in it. After it scans the source it will come up in the program and you will be ready to apply the appropriate settings.
In the top there will be a list of the title and time, the chapter that are on the disk, and the angles that are included. This is just going to be singular is you are dealing with importing a single track DVD. Below that will be the Destination location that Handbrake will spit out your converted file from the DVD rip to. Here you will want to keep the Format as MP4, but you may want to change it to "Large file size" if you want a higher quality image. Below this you can alter the video codec, the frame rate, or get more consistent by setting the target size and average bitrate.
Once the settings are the way you would like then you just hit the Start button, and the ripping process will begin.