I have searched and searched and have yet to find an answer to this question, I have clicked through several topics, but none seem to tie in as well as I would like to. I teach a film class and I need to rip just sections of DVDs to demonstrate different film techniques. I started off using ImToo to rip just a chapter, edited the chapters down with NERO 6 and then burned them back onto a DVD-r with Nero. The problem was in the compression, the image looks horrible, especially when it is blown up to the size of a movie theater screen. I have played around with ImToo but I can't seem to get the quality as good as I would like it. I am guessing the low quality comes from the ripping, so here is what I need. A ripping program that allows me to rip by chapter or by time, that does NO or very little compression. From reading I know I need to avoid VCD and SVCD, but are programs that rip to Mpeg 1 files lowering the quality? Thanks so much in advance, I have 5 coasters right now, and I really can't afford anymore.