Alrite, digigans*, after months of research involving a lot of trial n error, I have found the best way to replicate Movie DVDs, or for that matter any kind of DVD. Disclaimer: The author, geekysage, does not take any responsibility for the misuse of this information, namely to make illegal copies of rented or borrowed movie DVDs. It's legal to copy a movie DVD only if you own it and are copying to it keep it as a backup. So i started with the most popular one at the time- DVDXCopy, unsatisfied with the quality i was getting, i moved onto CloneDVD. It gave me even worse quality but was able to copy protected DVDs without any hiccups. After that, i literally tried every other DVD copying software available out there just to discover that none were producing the image quality expected of a DVD. Then i searched online to find that i could use GordianKnot ripping pack alongwith DVDDecrypter to rip the DVDs to XVid, DivX, x.224, or to any other format out there. After all the trial n error, i didn't have anything to lose but a li'l more of my time. So i tried it. It took about an hour and half to rip an 8.5GB movie DVD to two CDs in XVid format. The picture quality was far better than what i had seen before so i thought my search is over. And I copied about 10 DVDs using that process. I would just queue the movies and leave the ripping process on overnight. Things were going alright until the insatiable me decided to explore further for better options that wouldn't take an hour and half and still give me the quality i need. Lo and behold, i did find something that kicks arse in DVD copying - Intervideo DVDCopy coupled with AnyDVD. The combination does magic, believe me! AnyDVD takes care of the copy protection and Intervideo's DVDCopy creates backup of a 8.5GB DVD movie on a 4.7GB disk in about 25 minutes without any quality loss, atleast nothing that i can notice. So now you know what to use. Saved you a lot of time and frustating research, haven't I? Enjoy and don't forget to tell others you know. *gan as in the national anthem "Jan Gan Man Adhinayak....". Hindi word with sanskrit origin that means people.