MakeMKV is your easy software solution for converting Blu-Ray and DVD discs into a simple MKV file. MKV stands for Matroska Video, and it's a patent free file format that's 10% smaller than DVD files and 40% smaller than Blu-Ray files. There are many video players and codec packs available online that will allow you to play MKV files, and finding these players online isn't difficult. Copying files from a DVD or Blu-Ray disc will allow you to play the MKV file off of any hard drive that has enough space for the video file.
This is a great piece of software to create a huge collection of home movies, video clips, and any other video file you want to convert into MKV format.