Every time i convert an AVI to DVD using CCE 2.70 and then try to author with TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6, this message pops up: The combined bitrate of the clip exceeds the upper limit for a standard DVD. The combined bitrate of the video and audio is exceeding the upper limit for a standard DVD. The current bitrate is video: 9800kbps, audio: 256kbps, combined: 10056kbps. The combined video and audio bitrate can be no more than 9.848Mbps (9848kbps). I checked my clip in GSpot, and sure enough, it says the bitrate for my video is 9800. I don't understand why this is, since i encoded with CCE with the following settings: MPEG 2 for DVD Multipass VBR(4 passes), V/C=24 Min Bitrate - 500 Max Bitrate - 9000 Avg Bitrate - 6085 Some info on the AVI clip i was trying to convert to DVD: Codec= XviD Size= 700MB Bitrate= 953kbps Framerate= 29.971 Aspect Ratio= 4:3 Resolution= 512x384 Length= 1:29:50 What could i be doing wrong to get a final resulting file with a bitrate of 9800kbps?