Trouble transfering dvd to my book essential -please help

Good morning all; This will be wordy…sorry. I’m totally computer illiterate. I was wanting to transfer dvd’s onto my computer.The computer pro at the local school  had me buy my book esential(WDBACW0020HBK-NESN). He hooked everything up, turned it over to me. It took 7 hrs to convert a 1hr 50min movie. I’m no genius,but is this to be expected?

               To be honest, I’m confused. He loaded two different “programs”  WIN X HD video creator & DVD catalyst3. Are either one of these associated with WD? I don’t know what to do. I don’t have access to an online computer except for mondays and fridays. so please keep checking the thread . Thank you

WD doesn’t make any software to RIP DVD’s. DVD catalyst3 sounds like the one you use to RIP the DVD, you should check the help file for that program.