It can be pretty automated. So if you are on Windows Media Centre, other OS are available, with MyMovies (www.mymovies.dk
) you can insert the disc, be prompted to create ISO, it then pulls all the cover, synopsis, artist info etc, from it's server for your db and then provides a Cover Flow type interface to select to play them all, calling say Total Media Center.
According to their website, "My Movies do not backup copy protected DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray titles. Users in countries that allow circumventing CSS and AACS copy protections when backing up their movies can install SlySoft AnyDVD HD to remove these copy protections at driver level."
DTS/DD core audio: I'd forgotten about that feature, though I suspect to extract them a license would still be required. A method would also be required to add an SPDIF output to the RasPi itself.
Yes, so to backup a copy protected blu-ray you need to have selected AnyDVD in MyMovies Collection Management options (once) so it always uses that automatically from the Media Center/My Movies UI. I think AnyDVD is regarded as the best in this area.
However there is something else on their website that I've never used and kinda contradicts what you found on the same site.
"Backup to ISO files and backup of HD-DVD and Blu-ray (2,500 points)
All users have the option to backup* their DVD movies from within My Movies in Media Center or via the Copy Discs option in the Collection Management program, to be able to store them on hard drives or on network storage, to be able to keep their discs safe of scratches, free from kids dirty fingers or other factors that may harm the users investment. Users with at least 2,500 contribution or purchased points have the option to backup* their DVD's to ISO files as an addition to file structures, or backup HD-DVD or Blu-ray to ISO files or file structures as well."