No, Clone DVD rips the DVD as .VCD files, and then I burn them to a DVD+R disk with my Plextor DVD Writer using the same program. I've never bothered with the older method of trying to rip a DVD down to an .AVI or a .MPEG, and then burning it to one or more CD disks. I waited until I had a DVD writer before installing programs like this, because I wanted very high quality cloned copies, with minimal compression.
The hard part is not locating the software, but finding the program, or collection of programs that suit your particular needs. Perhaps someone else here can give you an opinion on what seems to be best, based on their personal experience.