I'm a newbie; so, please keep your answers fairly simple. 1) I want to convert short VHS videos (3-5 minutes) to a format that can be downloaded from the Web. Which format (eg., MPEG) is the best as far as picture and sound quality, file size, etc.? 2) What do I need to convert them (hardware and software)? How do I find out which is the best equipment- is there a magazine or a Website that rates the equipment? 3) Without sacrificing quality or sync, how much disk space would a 5 minute video (with sound) use? I have a Pentium II 400 Mhz computer, with Windows 98SE, 320 Megs of RAM, and 30 Gigs of disk space free. I don't need anything that does special effects. I just need something that does a straight copy from VHS to PC to Web.