I am usually happy with Brasero, use it all the time and is good enough for the majority of the tasks. Until I get to something like the case below:
FAIL one: my disc, my hardware, there is no reason I am denied to copy the bits. And it should not matter the disc is region encoded to US, I want to copy, not play it. And WTF? Plugins? there is no such thing for Brasero.
FAIL two: big size, it cannot be copied to a nomal (4.7GB) disk. More operations are needed.
My quickest solution: use DVDShrink (it works relatively well with Wine), recompress to an usable file size, drop CSS, drop other unwanted things and then use Brasero to burn it. Now I have an acceptable backup of the disk (a cartoon which got dangerously scratched by being used a lot by a child).