I'm so new at this I'm dripping green behind the ears. I tried following the step by step instructions in the "Copy your DVD into DivX5 format - Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies" article on the "Lord of the Rings" DVD. I ripped the "vob" files to HDD using DVDDecrypter instead of SmartRipper. All seemed to be going well in VirtualDub. I was 15 hours into the first pass as I watched with batted breath for the second pass to start then I got this after the first pass was 100% completed and about to start the second pass; "Fatal Error. Could not open log file for reading." I was stuned! My mouth just hung opened in disbelief! Can anyone tell me what I did wrong or what happened there? Better still, can anyone tell me how this can be corrected and how I can pick up on the second pass without having to go through another 15 hours from scratch going over the first pass? Any and all help would be appreciated.