I want to extract a simple segment or else chapter from a DVD (non-encrypted, maybe 4.7 or 9Gb) to a File format to play on PC.
I don't care what the file format is (mp4/WMV/mp2 etc?) but I do not want any quality loss against the original DVD. I've a variety of free & paid-for DVD software, including Nero7, DVDFab & VideoFab etc. They all can achieve this extraction after a fashion, sometimes used in conjuction, but always there seems to be compression/quality loss despite my selecting maximum quality options. Nero7's 'Recode' for example, on highest 'HD TV' settings, still turns a chapter which is one quarter of the DVD, into a 350mb mp4 file. Unsurprisingly, viewing quality appears reduced.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the native format underlying a DVD is mpeg2, should this be what I'm aiming for as the least manipulated output file possible?
Software suggestions for what ought to be a simple aim, are gratefully received.