Originally Posted by h1a8
I tried many free programs (super, ripbot, etc.) and the quality either didn't look as good or they were not as fast.
Fast and quality don't always can go hand by hand. The problem with these so "fast" converters is that crucial parts of an encoder can't be configurable and they use at 99% the fastest mode of it resulting in loosing quality a bit, but sure on a small screen maybe you can't see many differences. Anyway, if you have time try to do tests yourself...
I too so reccomend RipBot but also HDConvertToX (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/HDConvertToX
) for a more control over audio, like encoding with Nero AAC (the best encoder for me) at higher bitrates...