[QUOTE=troy512;2153532]long drawn out discussion, conclusion - percentage of compression is not the deciding factor of video quality. its the original bitrate then compression.
options, using only main movie to minimize compression
[li]use dvdfab for all transcoding
[li]select a % to do a manual split using customize mode, not the split modes
[li]use dvdfab in dvd9 mode and rip to hard drive. the use dvdrebuilder. dvdrebuilder will re-encode the video producing higher quality compressions.
[li]use Verbatim DL media for no compression backups.
i have a 42" plasma, if the movie is one i really like, i will split two dvd5 going below 90%. if its a movie which im probably not going to watch more than once, then i will typically compress to one dvd5.
edit// i only do main movie unless its kids movies which may require using customize mode to select multiple titles. :)[/QUOTE]
one more option - rip main movie to hard drive, then use dvd shrink to top & tail it. you can often save 5% or more by removing endless closing credits, and there’s often studio logo bit at the start you can chop off.
then burn the result with imgburn