Hello Guys (and probably Gals), are you ready for an epic story? Then we will begin. Back in the mists of time our hero had a simple quest, to back up his beloved collection of old VHS tapes to DVD for safekeeping. Being an IT technician of the first water our hero thought “this is a piece of cake”, wrong! The first step on our hero’s quest was to buy off ebay a Dazzle DVC100 to turn his analogue footage to digital. What a pile of pants! Dropped frames everywhere. Now our hero didn’t believe it was his noble steed, being as it was a 1.7 Ghz ; Win XP Pro; ¾ Gb RAM; 120Gb separate hard drive for video capture (DMA enabled); high end graphics card with 120 Mb RAM. So the DVC was binned. Next came along a brand new ADS DVD Express capture device, this will do the job, wrong agai - same results! So our hero did what hero’s do best – he gave up! Now he bought a Panasonic DMR E55 DVD recorder thinking “throw money at a problem and it goes away” right? Wrong yet again!! After hooking up a VHS player to the recorder through the RCA sockets our hero now had perfect one hour long DVD-R’s (to give highest quality), however, being an annoying git our hero decided he wanted to create compilations with menus, now things got interesting! Consulting the Oracle called In-ter-net he was redirected to the font of all knowledge and its honoured guardians “Afterdawn”. Here he gained the wisdom of ancient gods known as ScubaPete, Nephilim and Veblin amongst many. And even though he trawls the sacred pages (currently page 92, so about 920 posts later) of DVD-R for newbies he was still in the desolate lands. Given the programs he had: DVD2one; DVD decrypter; DVD shrink 3.1; DVD X Maker; Moviestar 5; On DVD; Showbiz; Studio 9; Ulead Videostudio 6 AND 7 SE; Nero 6 with recode and video express2 (all legal – remember throw money at it?) and armed with the guides and walkthroughs from the land of Afterdawn our hero was on a winner right? Doesn’t he ever get fed up with being wrong? Many combination later and following advice given to others our hero uses DVD Shrink to cut up the original unprotected footage to remove all gremlins, sprites and annoying adverts, this gives him a batch of VOBs and associated IFOs etc. These were going to be dragged into NVE to compile and then add a menu, problem is NVE refuses to acknowledge some of the VOB’s. I can (I mean our hero can) add VOBs 1, 3 & 4 of a 5 VOB sequence but not VOBs 2 and 5 (other programs just crash when adding VOB 2). This is before he tries to add the next DVD or even start a menu! Here’s our hero’s question(s). Does he Re-do DVD Shrink in case he made a pigs ear of the editing; Try VOBedit to combine his edited VOBs before he adds them to NVE; Or do the hero thing and give up and be grateful for his huge stack of DVD-R’s? Will the gods reply?