I am under the assumption that between a MPEG-2 file and a h.264 file of the same quality, the h.264 file will be smaller; if this assumption is wrong please correct me.
I love extra features on DVD's and I currently rip them to my hard drive as a VIDEO_TS folder so I can use my computer as a media jukebox and also would like to preserve the extra features. However I would like to shrink the file size if possible to save space so I can have more videos.
I have seen many questions and answers talking about converting a DVD in to a h.264 format .avi file, but I have not seen any that talk about converting the DVD to a smaller format but keeping the DVD menus.
Is there any set of tools that could do this?