Encoding DVDs for mobile devices
It's possible to rip and encode DVDs without DVD2PPC. You don't have to have DVD2PPC to do this. But DVD2PPC makes it so easy. ...I've "rolled my own" PDA movies and used DVD2PPC. I can't see myself going back to the manual way. The only limitation to the DVD2PPC approach is that output is limited to Windows Media format.
I'm happy to read eBooks on the Pocket PC, but I just can't bring myself to watch a long movie on the Pocket PC. Having a couple of cartoons for the kids on a SD card is handy though.