I am planning to convert my DVD video collection to ISO images, much more convenient to have the disks as files on the media server. I have licenses for CloneDVD2 and AnyDVDHD so I thought I was good to go. Then I made the mistake to start reading the stickies, FAQs and relevant posts...
Thanks to information provided by Webslinger, James and others I learned that CloneDVD2, being a transcoder, alters the source by moving the layer break. Since CloneCD apparently would not do this I almost pushed the button to acquire a license. Then I read that CloneCD might not fully remove structural protection. Directly creating an ISO image with AnyDVDHD seems to yield the same results and is said to be a no-no anyway.
Now I am stuck. The question is, do I misunderstand something or am I simply out of luck here? I would like to create a copy of the original video DVD that is as close to the source as possible. But please without any hidden mechanism that could give me headaches in the future. Any opinions?
Many thanks in advance!