What is the best way to rip (entire disk, just movie, avi, etc) for the highest quality picture once its re-burned onto a new disk?
Converting a movie into avi causes always a loss of quality, because of the compression process involved in the conversion. To preserve the same quality of the original the best way is to do a 1:1 copy of the disc.
The easiest way is to rip the entire disc as ISO file, and then burn the ISO on a DVD.
This is important mostly for dual layer discs, and the best software to do it is DVD Decrypter (that is able to preserve the layer break information).
From your pervious CDFreaks CloneDVD posting I am aware that you are using the AnyDVD/CloneDVD software combination.
Using AnyDVD/CloneDVD software combination to obtain the best Video/Audio quality use the â€œClone DVD Titles â€“ Clone a DVD including all titles and menusâ€ option and under the Quality Bar/Target Size chose the DVDÂ±R DL option.
This will copy the entire original Commercial DVD Movie Title without any transcoding compression providing the best Video/Audio quality. Using the DVDÂ±R DL Target Size requires the use of DL DVD Media. Highly recommend only using Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media which consistently produces quality error free results.
If DL layer break is an issue then using the AnyDVD/CloneCD software combination will perverse the original Commercial DVD Movie Title layer break.