Gladiator 16:9 R4 PAL; 2:28:35
Rip and decrypt main movie and all .IFOs @ 6.51GB (internal decrypting) NB CloneCD needs all .IFOs
14':14" Avg Read Rate 8,000 KB/s (5.9x) (I did this three times and 14:14 was the best - only varied by +10")
Remember, this is just decrypted and not transcoded! I could now use CloneDVD to transcode to disk and write.
Rip and decrypt main movie and all .IFOs @ 6.51GB (AnyDVD decrypting)
14:33 Avg Read Rate 7,826 KB/s (5.8x) This still requires transcoding.
CloneDVD /w AnyDVD
Decrypt AND transcode main movie, DTS, no subtitles
41':50" from 6.51GB (seven .VOBs) to 4.33GB (five .VOBs)
VTS_01_0 is not required (menu loop)
VTS_01_1.VOB to 7 is the main movie
seven .VOBs have been transcoded into five .VOBs and re-muxed
Transcoding to 4488 MB (4.38 GB) +/- 32 MB
Menus and extras as stills (no audio), no subtitles and main movie /w DTS requires 30% compression (Level 6) 6,671 MB to 4,386 MB (slightly over-size)
Menus and extras as stills (no audio), no subtitles and main movie /w AC3 requires 25% compression (Level 5) 6,671 MB to 4,277 MB (AC3 is smaller than DTS)
So, you can rip with DVD Decrypter, shrink it with DVD Shrink or CloneDVD (if required) then write with CloneDVD (as long as the structure of the DVD is intact!). A "DVD Manager" error means, I think, that the structure of the DVD has been lost somehow.
Or you can rip, decrypt and transcode then write with CloneDVD.