I never liked the idea of ripping and compressing all in one step. I will rip a dvd with Anydvd (which I love) and using Clondedvd2 (no compression). Once that's complete, I send the files to Nero Recode 2, and compress in advanced analysis and high quality mode. I achieve better quality this way. My question is: What compressor will give me the best results? I also have DVD shrink. Once the 8.5GB of files are copied to my hard drive, would it be better for me to send them back to Clonedvd2 to compress, or to use DVD shrink, or to continue using Nero Recode2? I understand there is a high quality setting within Shrink as well, and I know there are many people out there who are faithful users of Shrink. So what's the best compressor/re-coder? Thank you all.