I’m in the process of archiving my cd/dvd collection (mostly data and games disks). I have really old disks that date back from 1990, which I am afraid they will start degrading. I’m currently using CloneCD with all error skipping options disabled, but I’m not sure if the output that this application generates is some kind of proprietary code or not. I’ve noticed that there is no options to choose from a different image format, like ISO, so I’m starting to think that using CloneCD isn’t a great idea at all.
Which application would you suggest me to use taking into account that I want to preserve the quality of the copy?
ISOs are the most reliable method to archive DVDs. Unfortunately they take up a lot of space.
You can use dd under Unix to create an ISO image. Works great for me.
For movies that method works as well but isn’t ideal if you want to save some disk space. I also recommend handbrake for mkv conversion.