A High-quality Headquarters (HQ²) Rip by VobTickler
This MPEG file retains its original, untouched DVD-quality video and audio with no recompression whatsoever. The only processing performed was a simple cell for cell video copy. The English audio stream is also copied without any processing, using the highest quality stream found on the original DVD. All other video, audio and subtitle information was ignored and is not included.
The purpose for distributing in this format is twofold:
(1) It creates a reference point for anyone who wants to convert it to another format so they know they are starting with the highest possible quality, virginal and untouched MPEG video and English audio.
(2) With the proliferation of large hard drives, many people prefer to simply store a DVD in its highest quality state on their hard drive without any extraneous menus, subtitles or non-English audio streams. HQ² MPEG videos generally hover between 3 and 7 gigabytes--small in comparison to todays storage possibilities.
Look for MPEG videos with HQ² in the title for the smallest English DVD MPEG movies at the highest possible quality.