Well, I used the first disk of LotR-Extended to check out AnyDvd with D2O.
With D2O 1.2.1 and AD 1.3, I found it took 49 minutes to rip from my A05/105 with hacked-firmware for rip-speed. [This compared to DVDD rip + processing with D2O from HD of 13/13 for a total of 26 minutes].
No time-savings here...!
On to D2O 1.2.2 (btw...on my XP/sp1 I couldn't find amdfix.sys--nor did that file show up on a 98 boxen used for an internet gateway...).
From HD it took 11 minutes (a savings of 2 minutes compared 1.2.1--nice!
And then I found AnyDvd 1.3 won't play nice with 1.2.2.
Installed 1.4 of AnyDvd, and ripped with 1.2.2 from my A05/105 in 14.5 minutes! Very nice...
Looks like AnyDvd is a keeper. Saves at least 10 minutes and a boring step (be aware--all above for Movie-Only, AC3-6 chan., and English sub). And, this also eases things like checking vobs, PowerDvd-play from disk/finding ws v. fs vobs, ForcedSubs, etc.
Additionally, I can quit worrying the cautions often read about ripping all with DVDD even for a Movie-Only processing, since in AnyDvd-mode, D2O has access to all stuff on DVD (perhaps this will help in it's correctly handling stuff like ForcedSub?).