It's been an exasperating experience attempting to communicate something so simple -- perhaps it's my English?? Or lack thereof on the part of some responses?? Allow me to clarify, for the last time:
1) In my original question I was only curious if Plextools would do DVD backups in conjunction with AnyDVD, as stated in my original post. There was no mention of illegal copying.
2) I furthermore stated that I wanted to backup DL discs that I have purchased and own -- as subsequently stated; the ones I'm mainly concerned with are difficult-to-find import titles (foreign films and operas) that I purchased from abroad, as I'd like to keep the originals safe from damage from a clumsy roommate
3) I understand that making backups of said material falls into some current legal gray areas -- fair use notwithstanding. That said, if nobody wants to discuss anything related to this topic, I suggest that CD Freaks eliminate all the forums that deal with such issues. For example, all the groups under the "CD & DVD Copy Protection" heading; or how about the "Copy DVD Movie"?
I trust you get my point. If not, I suggest some refresher courses in reading comprehension and even perhaps a few in basic Logic. Sorry if I sound testy...not my style; an apology to the few objective readers who read and understood my question.
My reason for wondering about using PTP or PTP XL for DL burns was prompted by a particular DVD of mine for which IMGburn couldn't find a good layer break to select. Not wanting to chance it, I ended up using CloneDVD to back it up -- which has been the best solution to LBs I've found yet. Plextools may offer a similar solution, so I thought, and provide an even better burn.