Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread, but I like sharing.
I used to do a lot of reauthoring with DVDLab and a bunch of other tools (DVDShrink, PgcEdit, TitleWriter, etc.) to backup my episode discs because I don’t want to compress them but I want some menus.
Then I discovered DVDRemake and I chucked all that crap. Now I only use DVDShrink when I’m ripping the main movie out of non-episode DVDs.
For episode discs, I just rip them to my hard drive with DVDDexxxxxer, then open them in DVDRemake. Every series is unique, but usually I just have to delete half the episodes, delete the menu buttons that refer to them, and export the project. Then I burn it! Easy!
Then I do the other “half.”
I also do some tinkering because I detest all the crap that precedes the content (trailers, ads, warnings, studio chest-beating, etc.) and because DVD authors are generally morons who can’t figure out to put a chapter right after a show’s stupid title sequence (which should’ve been cut out in the first place - like we enjoy watching that sequence every single time we watch an episode! Dumbasses.)
DVDRemake is WELL worth the money, especially now that it doesn’t crash every ten seconds. It has a low learning curve and does everything I need except rip , compress, and burn.
Now I just have four applications for authoring:
DVDRemake (used for almost everything)
DVDShrink (used only occasionally, and only for authoring not for shrinking! )
DVD Copy Platinum (used rarely, only for shrinking)
DVD Fab (used rarely, only for splitting movies)