Over the weekend, My little cousins came over, and destroyed a few disks in my DVD collection, It was partially my fault since I should have put them away before they came, but it has really made me want to make backups of my collection just so something like this wont happen again. I want to use copy a DL DVD to a SL Disk. I have been searching on google and I found Magic DVD Ripper and ImgBurner. It seems like they are the easiest to use. My question is, When I am backing up my movies, Its a DVD9 disk - I am going to remove the extra features off the disk, The should take off a small chunk off the disk size(ofcourse I assume it will vary disk to disk) I do not want to loose and quality though really if I can help it, or minimal at most. It seems that I have two or three options. My first option is just to backup the WHOLE disk, and burn it to 2 DVDs, I dont really want to do that but I may have to. The second way would be to take a small quality loss - On one DVD I tested, with no extras and no sub-tutles, It would back it up at a 80% quality percentage which I suppose isnt horrible, I do have a 65" HDTV Projection television though, I am afraid I will be able to notice it though. My third option I was reading about on google.. I couldnt find much information about it, I might have been looking for the wrong thing though.. something about backing up the Movie on my computer, then converting it to MPEG4 format.. The one artical I was reading said that it could compress(?) it on to a dvd with only losing about 10% (or less) quality, instead of loosting the 20%(ish) or more from MPEG2 coding. Is the above true? If so what program(s) would I need to do that. I dont have a large collection of DVDs so time wouldnt be THAT big of a factor. I also have a decent computer (Dual 2.13GHz Conros(E6400) CPU, 320GB SATA HDD, 2GB DDR2(PC5300) Ram..) Would it be worth the time to go through all that, or should I be happy with only losing about 20% quality? I understand the best way to do this would be to buy DL disks, but I cant justify paying ~2 dollars a disk. Any help would be great!