So, I’ll post a few thoughts then for others newbies:
To Rip your DVDs:
I use MakeMKV, it seems easier than Handbrkae which has many more options (like Iphone format) and different compression settings. I don’t care much about space as disk is cheap so I go for ease of use.
Am I missing some other value of Handbrake?
What about Nero, AnyDVD and the for-fee options? What’s the value statement for those packages?
Is there a way to keep Chapter information so I can togo the next chapter?
Since disk is cheep, can I just ISO (folder2iso) an image? This didn’t work for some Pixar movies, but I figure it’s 'cause those guys are smarter than freeware.
It seems like there a constant problem fetching images. When I burn a DVD I always quickly image Google the DVD title and grab the thumbnail. I put the .jpg in the main directory for my disk as well as the directory where I save all the files that are MKV-ed. The file name is the same as the .mkv file. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Is this the same problem that everyone has?
Isn’t there an easier way of doing this? IMDB api or something?
Since I’m using a USB drive, Is there a way to give the USB folder an image?
Since I only have one USB drive connected, is there a way to streamline out the extra menu selection to choose USB2?
I find that I really don’t need/want subtitles, So I remove them when I run MKV, I wonder if there is an automatic way to do that.
Is there a way to have a list of all “current running” videos, so that I can see where I left off of all videos I have?
I have many, many DVDs. If I burn them to say, a TB disk, and the disk blows, I’m sentenced to recopying everything again. No question, this just scares me.