>The only features D2O needs to be >perfect is:
>1. A ripping capability.
Er, no need. That is what rippers are for. It's a *nix thing, use multiple tools that are geared to specific tasks to create what you need. Making an all-in-one tool just adds problems (of many kinds).
>2. The ability to omit subtitles.
Why? They take up literally almost no space. I was thrilled to see the ability to omit audio streams, which do take space. If you don't like subtitles, turn them off.
>3. Maybe an increase in compressing >speed.
Faster is better of course, but I'm not sure it could get much faster aside from changing the program philosophy. If you have a drive that is not rip-locked to 2x, and a 4x burner, I mean sheez. You are allready looking at very low "total solution" times.
It's just not going to get much faster on the transcode side. I'd rather see speed stay the same and quality improve, if it all possible. Not that I am saying the quality is poor
What I have started doing with my discs is this. Create two discs for titles I own that I want to backup. One as movie only (with DTS over DD51 if possible) and then one of the same film as full-disc, stripping unwanted audio streams. You can easily find two-disc snap cases online. Then you are set, you have quality as well as quantity (features, like menus and extras and commentaries, which I do like!).