i recently aquired a nec-3500 and i would like to make some back ups of some of the tv series that i own. i understand that normally the series are dvd-9 because they put about 4 episodes if its and hour long or 8 if its 30 minutes. they seem to be able 7.5 gigs or so. i would like to know the type of software i need to use to burn these. i tried dvd x copy on my CSI dvd's and it just burned without any menus and only like 10 minutes of each episode. i would like to keep just the menu and the movies, not extra's, subtitles, extra commentary. i understand that i will probably still need to compress them some to get them to dvd-5 size. so i need a good program to rip the dvd's onto the new 300 gig hd i just got also , one to take out all the unecessary things like extras, one to compress it in the best way losing minimal quality, i think its called transcoding, and lastly one to burn the final version that i get down to dvd-5 size. thanks for all the help.