> A bit surprised to see that CloneDVD is not writing on the fly, like I expected it to do once this tool was loaded, it is just copying everything to Harddrive, <
CloneDVD does not "transcode and write in one step" on the fly, but you can write a small 4,5 GB CSS DVD on the fly with Any/CloneDVD (3rd use case)
> I was using DVD Shrink / DVD Decryptor, OK I know I can walk off and leave it and come back to a finished DVD but there is nowhere in CloneDVD that informs me of the size of the DVD so I can make an informed choice about whether to burn just the movie or the whole DVD, <
Right, a "compress-o-meter" will be added in a future release. Very high on my to-do list.