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).

@ x82nd,

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 “Clone DVD Titles – Clone a DVD including all titles and menus” option and under the Quality Bar/Target Size chose the DVD±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 DVD±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.