I have been burning dvd's now for about 3 months. I have had little problems. However lately I have been running into the bitrate problem. I have searched but I cannot find a straight answer. I have the dvd ripped using DVD Decrypter, shrunk it using DVD shrink when I burn it (with Copytodvd) locks up when I watch it. I tried just movie with TMPGEnc DVD Author and it says bitrate too high. I have tried it with T3 and gangs of ny. How do I fix the bitrate of the VOB files? Must they be converted to mpeg to do this? I want to keep the menus and special features, can't do that if I convert to mpg. for instance in TMPGEnc DVD Author Gangs video bitrate is 1902 max is 1900, not much of a difference but it still locks up at chapter 5. Please help...been frustrating me for a week.