I DID SEARCH AND I READ THE ENTIRE THREAD VERY CONFUSED. Please dont jump down my throat. I did read that huge thread but found no difinitive answer. I have an avi file that is in PAL. I use Mainconcept MPEG Encoder when converting both AVI to DVD and PAL to NTSC but when I do the stretching is a bit much with the normal settings. Any idea how to reduce the stretching? I also have these programs DVDDecrypter, Isobuster, TMPGEnc Authoring, DVDShrink, VOBBlanker, RipIt4Me, DVDFabDecrypter, Nero and Record Now. If someone can redirect me to the best solution I would appriciate it.