Dude - it really is easy
and the key thing is to buy good media if you expect it to play on your home settop player. If you are just gonna watch it on the PC, buy some good ole Fryes GQ brand. BTW, I have some Imation and some Princo DVD-R for you if you are interested in buying/trading.
Here's what works for me, YMMV
1. Use DVD Decyptor and rip the files from the original DVD to your HD
2. Use DVD2One and re-encode/compress the movie files you just ripped. This program is so easy, a monkey could use it. You will have a new set of VOB's, now totalling 4.3GB
3. Use ImgTools and create an ISO
4. Use DVD Decryptor to burn the image to DVD
Works beautifully, have done several with excellent audio and video quality. No animals were harmed during the making of this DVD and all the software mentioned above is freeware. (except DVD2One)
EDIT: I have also heard that DVD Shrink works well too but have never tried it. I had been trying to make backups of my DVD's for over a year now. Once I found a method that works, am sticking with it.
Last edited by miketyler; 01-03-2004 at 09:22 PM.