I don't have a problem with wanting to do this in two (or more) steps and I don't care about menus or extras (including language options).
I don't even need scene separation. It can be a 'streaming' video (like a VHS convert).
I have 'created' a DVD using the ripped VOB files and the result was in a NTSC format.
But I couldn't figure out a way to change the Wide Screen to 720x480. The DVD is 720x480 but most of the image is black border (above and below the image).
I want, in effect, to do what the TV does in Zoom mode (chop off the ends of the image and enlarge the result to fill the 720x480 frame, without noticable loss of image definition.