I have tried many different programs to rip a dvd to an avi file. This one is by far the easiest, and the quickest.
You can rip the dvd to any size you want, or split the the file. The quality is very good. I recomend it over any others. I have been able to rip a 2hr dvd in just over three hours into two 700mb files.
The process that I described above is not copying a dvd to a dvdr.
When i say ripping it is taking the whole movie and compressing it to any size file. The reason it takes three hours is that it runs two passes to get the best quality video.
This process is great for taking a taking a dvd and compressing the size down to any size you would like with great quality. The quality after the rip is still very high.
I have used dvd decripter, and dvd shrink to copy a dvd to a dvdr, and the quality is not as good as the quality you get when using auto_gk. Its all in the process of running two passes when compressing the movie.
Look into the autogk method, its much better than any others.