I actually prefer to use Nero Recode to do the same thing as it is generally much faster than Nero Vision Express (Recode rips and re-authors at the same time). Nero Recode retains all chapters (albeit at fixed time intervals - there is no facility to detect scenes). With NVE you have to fiddle around with chapters as well, but you have more flexibility where you set tem
I normally use the remake a DVD option, and then select the program I want to transfer to my PC. If you have several programs, you can select each one as you require.
One minor downside to Recode is that you can't set up menus. Thus if you have two programs (two Titles), you end up with one following the next on the DVD (much like two programs on a video tape).
Thus your DVD player needs to have the ability to jump to a second title (you can do this with the Liteon and most players, but I am not sure if all offer this facility). If it doesn't have this facility (rare I think), it would play the first program followed by the second, and you would have to fast forward through the first program.
Personally, I think the major speed advantage of Recode outweighs the lack of authoring flexibility (It would be great if they could combine Recode and Nero Vision Express together - then we'd be talking!)
Of course, Nero Recode will only rip unencrypted files. I use AnyDVD (about Â£25/$40) to enable Recode to rip encrypted DVDs. If you don't want to pay for this facility, DVDDEcrypter or DVD Shrink are good packages (although DVD Shrink is no longer being developed as far as I understand). For more information, I would visit some other the other excellent forums in clunb.cdfreaks.com.