I've been reading this forum for some time now, and I can't help but to say that sometimes I feel Rene and Erwin aren't being fairly treated. To elaborate:
DVD2ONE has never advertized itself as being anything other than what it is. It's a compression engine. Period. It just so happens that it does what it's advertized to do, in exactly the manner that it says it does. Compare that, now, to Pinnacle's InstantCopy. It NEVER gives you the filesizes that it "predicts" that it will -- and trying to get tech support to give any sort of answer as to why is like pulling teeth on a crocodile. The quality of InstantCopy is anything but predictable, as well -- and certainly not "faster than real-time," which the box advertizes.
DVD2ONE most certainly IS faster than real-time, and the quality (at the same file size settings) is repeatable and consistent. Rene attends these forums and answers questions like nobody's business. We, the users, are listened to. Sure, there's sometimes more than a bit of attitude in Rene's replies. YOU try putting out a product that certain people will never find "good enough" because it doesn't (fill in desire here).
My hat's off to Rene and Erwin. I've purchased this product, and don't regret it. It's actually one of the few pieces of software that I own which does exactly what it says it'll do, in exactly the manner it says it will. Thanks, guys!