Thanks Sirscrub for the great info.
You are welcomed. I'll take a little credit for putting all the info in one place, but other than that, I'm just a monkey pushing buttons! : )
- Can you tell me the difference between DVD2One (which I own) and DVDscrub which I do not?
Do you mean DVD Shrink? If so then...DVD Shrink is up to v2.3 It is free and can be found at www.dvdshrink.org Download it and check it out, it is pretty neat. It is great for seeing the sizes of the audio/video/menus in a DVD. You can use it as a ripper (but it is slower than DVD Decrypter for longer movies) Full disk copies for smaller movies is faster than DVD Decrypter+DVD2One. For longer movies I prefer DVD Decrypter and DVD2One. Quality is as good as DVD2One...YMMV.
- Also, is there a program that creates a final "movie only" like DVD2one does without any compression? I find that some discs, after stripping out everything but movie are small enough to fit on a 4.7 and therefore DVD2One does some unneeded compression.
If, after stripping out extra features/audio the final file size is less than 4.7, DVD2One does not do any compression. It never compresses audio and because there would be room for the video, it has no need to compress it.
If you are having problems with some disks, it may be the quality of the source DVD, the media your are burning or the speed of the burn.
You can use DVD Shrink in re-author mode to get a movie only rip.