Yiu can't rip off a dvd and put it right into FCP, its not possible and if it is i wouldnt recommend that way as a ripping software wouldnt mean they know how to convert.
A DVD must be ripped and will always give you a VIdeo TS folder which cannot be opened in FCP or premiere. You need to rip the dvd then convert all files in MPEG Streamclip to QT files (i do it this way).....
I use mac the ripper on mac then throw it into Streamclip then im ready to edit at a great quality level
Thanks Eric and Brandon!
I have learned something very valuable through your posts.
I never understood, WHY I couldn't open a directly ripped mov/avi/wmv file in any editors. I do now, and will try my newly obtained "technology" right away.