i have downloaded 2 movies from the net however both seem to do the same thing which is its the whole movie seems to all be there but the video freezes after about 10 sec and the sound continues to play fine. if i ffwd the file the sound moves ok but picture still remains frozen in the same place. someone suggested making a Direct stream copy of the file virtual dub. I had a fiddle with it and actually managed (by fluke) to get to view video further on in the film so i am assuming its all ther. but how do i have a direct streme copy on vdub?? any help appreciated.