I've just been making some backup SVCDs (I don't have a DVD burner yet) of my grandson's movie DVDs before he (3 years old) destroys any more of them. Hopefully, this may help.
I am using DVD X Copy Plus which includes SmartRipper, DVDx (encode/decode) and PowerCDR (burning). After the decode/encode process, I initially burned with Nero 6 as I am familiar with it. I got a comment that the DVDx out put files were not MPEG-2 compliant and that it would use some MPEG-2..... plug-in. The burning process (with Nero) took about 1.5 hours per CD but worked, the SVDs looked great when played. Second time bye, I decided to try the included PowerCD as a test. I received no comment about the input files and the burn took about 15 minutes. Again, the SVDs looked beautiful on playback. One other note, I ignored some of the tips about burning slowly, 4x or 8x, and just let 'er go at 48x.
Number of burners bought in 2003: 3