1st update: I got a couple of shows decoded and on my computer then to my ipod. It takes minimal effort and is really good quality.
The first show I did was 24. It took about an hour and a half to get the show decoded and into iPod format. Not bad.
The second was The Simpsons, I didn't convert for iPod and it took about half an hour.
Sorry to all of those that wanted to try this and I didn't link to it. I had intended to do so.