I'm new to ripping DVDs and have been experimenting but so far disappointed in the quality. I've seen DVDs ripped and the mpegs play as clear and perfect as the original DVD. I'm not getting that, nor even close to getting that. I've tried SmartRipper, DVD Copy Plus (which uses SmartRipper, Super DVD, and Copy DVD so far, all with the same lesser quality. Video isn't as clear (looks like when you use over compress a still image as a comparison), sound will sometimes have a quick break here and there in playback. What is needed to improve the ripped quality? Is it hardware dependent? DVD ripper program? Just settings within the ripper? (although I've experimented a lot with settings and haven't seen any visual changes). Any advice is appreciated. I'm not talking about the burning stage at all, just the quality of the mpeg that you create. If the quality isn't there, it certainly won't improve on the burning stage. Thanks.