I have downloaded several avi's of various new movies (e.g. l.o.t. rings, etc) from Morpheus. These avi's play fine when viewed thru the Windows Media Player 7.0. But, when I try to convert them to a mpg using tmpenc, in the preview option it shows only a black screen. I have read thru most of the msgs on this forum first...I have installed 3.11 and 4.0 divx and NOT let 4.0 read the 3.11 files. Also, I AM able to create mpg's that play just fine of "true" DVD-rips (e.g. older movies, files listed on Morpheus as dvd-rip). I have successfully made many VCD's of these movies that play fine on my APEX. Does it have anything to do with the fact that these "newer movies" are cam-corder movies? It seems any of the cam movies cannot be TMP-ed. Is there any help? Or are all these cam's I have downloaded unusable - any help is much appreciated!