Just wanna lend a suggestion to anyone looking to make a higher quality copy of a DVD. I personally use DVDshrink for most of my work. This works very well with older/smaller/shorter movies. I can usually get rid of the excess crap that I don't watch, and retain a perfect 1:1 video quality ratio.
However, if I'm dealing with a larger movie, I prefer these three steps:
1) Rip DVD to hard drive with DVDencrypter (freeware)
2) Load thes files into VOBblanker (freeware) and "blank" anything I don't need... trailers, cut scenes..etc.
3)load the new output file that VOBblanker produced into DVDshrink, and get rid of anything that's left... extra audio tracks, etc.
I have found this to work very well with even longer movies to retain the excellent video quality of the original disk. :iagree:
Happy back-up 'ing!