...with Ease Using Free Software  
 
Comprehensive, easy to follow guide, complete with screenshots, which takes you through the process of converting individual episodes from a TV Series DVD into DivX/XviD (so one episode per DivX/XviD file) using...freeware tools... The guide focuses on DVD > XviD conversion, however, it is easy to change a simple setting...that will convert the video to DivX instead...  
 
Related LF post