I found [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/cse88w/dvd_ripping_in_2019/) from a few years ago and wanted to ask a few follow-up questions and see if anything has changed since it was written. I have been ripping DVDs onto my computer using MakeMKV and then putting them on an external hard drive on a Debian 10 machine running a Plex Server. This seems consistent with what was discussed in the old posting, but there was a lot of disagreement about quality and interlaced or telecined content.
When I rip a DVD I usually get rid of all the extra “folders” that MakeMKV finds when I open the disk. I only select the biggest one which is usually the full movie with subtitles and audio options, leaving the menus and deleted scenes behind.
Other than being a rather large file (a few GBs), is there any downside to this and/or a benefit to running the video file through Handbrake after ripping but before loading onto the server? I would like the best possible quality as I intend to build up a large catalog of movies over the years, I can always buy more storage space!