Here it is, folks! I converted Reena's DVD file into MP4 and AVI video files. File size is around 45MB so if you are a dial-up modem user, it's going to take a loooooong time to download. Takes a while even at low-end broadband.
The MP4 download should work in fairly current versions of Quicktime and you can also load it in iTunes.
I haven't been able to test the AVI file so I hope one of you with fast broadband can grab it, test it, and then post a comment as to your success. I'll do it Monday if no one else has had the time.
Next week, I am going to explore a new online video storage area at the U. I may be able to put the video there in streaming format so it will just play in your browser. I'll keep you posted.
I used free software called Handbrake to "rip" Reena's DVD and convert it to MP4 and then AVI. Conversion time for each was about 10 minutes but this was a small file (280MB) compared to most video. With a theatrical DVD, it would probably take several hours. (Yes, many theatrical DVDs could be converted to a video file on your computer. Generally, the US Government would consider this illegal unless express permission to make a copy was included with the original DVD.)
You can get Handbrake here. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.