To start, I will state that trying to capture any DVD you bought or rented, be it a Hollywood movie or exersize video, is illegal. I will not give you any tips on how to bypass copy protection. It is there for a reason.
To capture footage from a DVD, you have a couple options.
1) Route the DVD player to your DV camera or deck via the RCA cabling. Then you can put the footage you want ontp DV tape and have the benefit of timecode in case the need to recapture comes up.
2) You can get a great application called DVDxDV. This opens up the DVD and allows you to convert the video to DV/NTSC footage. And it allows you to only convert what you want by allowing you to mark in and out points. The free version puts a big watermark across the center of your footage, but if you pay $25 for the standard version, that goes away.
Or you can use Mpeg Stream clip. This is free.
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