Hey - Im still realtivly new at all this, so please stick with me! Since coming here about a week or so ago - ive found out how to copy and burn DVD's - which is awesome. However, since for christmas I got a 320Gb external hard drive - I figrued it would be cool to store a few movies on my hard drive. Also things like my cartoon DVD's (American Dad, South Park etc) I dont really wanna burn to another disk - I want them to be on my laptop for when Im on bus trips and what not. What I want to know now is - what is the best software for shirnking the files that DVD shrink gives me. I get huge Gigabyte files from DVD shrink for about 20mins worth of video - yet my friends who download movies seem to get AVI's or DivX movies that are like....one gigabyte for a whole movie, rather than the four point five gigabytes I seem to be using per movie at the moment. If any body knows of the correct and easiest way to condense or convert these files - please let me know. Thanks a lot, Psul.