I have an home-made DVD-Video (without any copy protection whatsoever) and I'd like to import its content to iDVD on my Mac OSX Lion system to make new menus and cut some of the video sequences to make them shorter.
As far as I know, DVD-Video is MPEG2 and iDVD should be able to work on MPEG2 source material - of course not in VOB format. I could use Handbrake to rip the DVD but it forces me to re-encode it to MPEG4/H.264, iDVD should accept it but will re-encode a second time when I burn the final DVD. I'd like to avoid all this re-encoding and keep as much quality as possible from the original DVD Video.
I found some other (free or shareware) software that promise to do what I want but the ones I found require Apple's MPEG2 Quicktime component that costs €20 and I'd like to avoid that expense just to do some new menus.
I have MacPorts installed and I'm fluent on the command line so any option will do, GUI or console.
I could I rip that DVD without re-encoding? What container / file format should I target to make iDVD happy?