What format for DVD rips?
So as part of my on-going attempts to plan a digitised home AV system, I've got to admit I'm now struggling a bit with the whole DVD ripping stuff. I've always assumed that the best approach would be to rip the DVDs to ISO format and then you could just select them and load them a bit like an online collection of DVDs.
But, no AV streamer really supports this. Yes, I know that with a WD TV Live (for example) if you put myfilm.iso and myfilm.jpg in the same folder, that you get to see cover artwork, but it all involves a rather clunky manual scroll through directories.
What I'm after is the MyMovies / MediaCenter type approach where the DVD artwork is presented, and you can then click on it to get details of the movie - with options to sort / select by genre, actor, etc. But if I do this, what format and will I lose quality or menu options from the movie? Does the latter matter?
I want to preserve quality and contents but make moves easy to find - what approach should I consider?