I’ve backed up the majority of my home DVD collection using DVD shrink, reauthoring them to only have the main movie on a 4.7GB DVD. I have also done the same with many TV shows. I have XBox Media Center running on my XBox and am now wanting to put all those DVD’s on my harddrive so that I can stream them. I don’t however want each file to be 4.7GB. I can handle 1 or 2GB, but really want them in one file as opposed to DVD format.
So the ultimate question is what format should I rip these backup DVD’s into to preserve quality? The other factor that I’d like to have is to be able to Tag them. Something similar to audio tags to include things like title, year, genre. Before I just replace my DVD encoded collection of videos, I want to encode them to very portable files (think MP3 instead of M4A). Should I wait for something new? I’m not interested in the Apple format. I do like AVI and have had little trouble with it, but couldn’t play it on my roommate’s Mac.
Any and all suggestions would be great and well appreciated.