Hello. Grampaw;Your method is so simple, it never entered my mind. Just like when you look for something and you tear up the house when all along it was in your pocket.I guess another method would be to use VobBlanker and blank out the main movie. This will make sure that the special features are not compressed.Using IFOEdit has its advantages though. Once you learn how to use it, you can do all sorts of things like change first play, correct Sony ARccOS protected movies, strip audio/subtitle streams, mux m2v/ac3 files, remove menu links, remove FBI Warnings, Remove Previews, etc...Also making a movie only with menu is not complicated, just a few clicks of the mouse. This can help for Episodic DVDs since removing the menu will make viewing them horrible.