Okay I’m sensing this is now is the time to open up this discussion a bit so I’ve moved the thread to the main ‘Movie Copy Software’ forum.
In general here’s what I do with DVDs.
This isn’t necessarily right for everyone but it’s what I find gives me maximum flexibility with regard to customising the disc and maximising quality (which is one of my own key priorities).
[B]1). [/B]Rip full disc with DVDFab.
[B]2).[/B] Open the disc in PGCEdit.
[B]3). [/B]Run the ‘Remove Useless Stuff’ function which executes a whole suite of functions that get rid of unplayable content, dummy titlesets, remove unnecessary commands etc. and essentially simplifies the structure of the disc.
[B]4). [/B]If required, use the ‘Jump to PGC’ function to bypass unwanted stuff at the start of the disc.
[B]5). [/B]Kill playback of and blank all unwanted titlesets (extras, warnings etc.). This can be done on an individual basis so it effectively allows you to include exactly what you want.
[B]6). [/B]Edit the menu buttons to remove links to deleted content.
[B]7). [/B]Run the ‘Remove Useless Stuff’ function again to remove any additional content that is now no longer playable.
[B]8). [/B]Use the FixVTS option to recover the space occupied by the deleted content and save the disc before closing PgcEdit.
[B]9). [/B]If the disc requires compression I’ll run it through DVD Rebuilder for maximum quality. If it doesn’t require compression then I go to to straight to step 10.
[B]10). [/B]Burn the disc.
There are other tricks that come into play if you want to avoid compression or maximise the space for compression which optimises the quality.
Menushrink is a good way of recovering additional space and converts motion menus to stills.
Sometimes it’s also possible to completely remove unwanted titlesets by editing the calling commands and re-running the ‘Remove Useless Stuff’ function in PgcEdit but you’re starting to get into the really technical stuff here regarding DVD command structures.