When I'm backing up my DVD's:
I don't want to loose much quality, mainly because I ahve a 52" TV and I can see every flaw.
I don't want to spend hours uppon hours transcoding and recompressing the video.
I don't want to loose the special features and menus I paid for.
I don't want to have to pay $5-8 a disc right now for DL media.
I find I have many DVDs where the entire disc is 8gb which causes the video to be compressed to around 50% of it's original size to fit on a 4.7gb disc. I'll remove the extras along with any language tracks I don't need, but often this still isn't enough. This level of compression is noticable on a big TV. If it's a 5-6gb disc the compression is usually bearable, but that's not what I'm talking about here.
I'm still trying to get DVDFab to work and I'm sure I'll be able to. I'm also aware of the method of burning only the movie with DVD shrink and using start and end frames to split it on 2 discs, but alas with that method it doesn't let you keep the menus and extras.
I have found a guide on doom9.org on how to do this but the DVD fab sofware is old and so is the guide. Why is there so little support for burning with this method online, and so few pieces of softare that really embrace it?
I know this was sort of a long winded question but any support on this issue or answers to my question would be appreciated thanks!