I'm somewhat of a newbie to DVD backups. And I found out about SimpleDIVX and its the easiest decent-output software I've encountered without too much hassle of configurations and settings. How come noone else is using it here?
Anways, for testing, I converted my orig Resident Evil DVD into 700mb xvid avi file.
1) DVDShrink - Reauthor the main movie file with just english audio/subtitle. Output was all stored in the VIDEO_TS folder. Took about 20 mins.
2) SimpleDIVX 1.4 beta - Convert the output of DVDShrink to AVI (xvid and mp3 or acl) using 2-pass. Took about 2 hrs.
I will post a mini tutorial once I get the hang of it more, but I was just curious why noone is using this approach as it seems so much easier than the other ways.