Ive never really been happy with my solution for ripping DVD’s. For years I have used Slysoft Any DVD to rip DVD’s in to a Video TS folder structure and my movies to get the metadata. This has worked well for playback on the main media centre although I had to leave the 10ft interface to do the rip, but has never provided the flexability I wanted as it had a number of limitations.
1) Would not play back on an extender
2) It was hassle to create a compatible file for playback on an ipod due the multiple VOB files.
3) There was not an easy way to burn a backup DVD
Reading a post by Ian on TDL I came across Auto Rip and Compress http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/t/81697.aspx. This makes use of the Any DVD I have but supports other ripping tools and enables me to Rip both DVD’s and Blue rays ( not yet checked) to lossless .wtv file format at a speed similar to a straight Video TS rip.
What’s nice is it is a MCE 10ft interface and can even get the metadata if you don’t have my movies
So with this I get direct playback on my extender, I can use the standard windows burn DVD capability in media centre.
My next step is to test with http://mcebuddy.com/ and see if I can also get these on to my ipod. Im hopefull.