I don't knew if this is of any help, but I live in the UK. My question, is vob the only file type that stand alone DVDs understand? I've downloaded several movies in .avi and mpg, then encoded them into .vob only to find they won't fit on a DVD. I've also tried playing them in the format I downloaded them in. Beginning to think of taking my DVD writer out and throwing at a passing policeman, they might know how to do what I want inside, jk.