Hi I was wondering what the latest advise would be on my situation that is probably the same as many others. Goal #1- I want to burn my dvd collection to an external hard. (only movie to save space) Goal #2- I would like my movies to show up/play in Windows Media Center So far the only way I have found to watch my movies on my pc is burning them to .iso, then using Daemon to mount the image, and play using VLC. Goal #3 I would like to back up my old movies that are beginning to scratch to dvd for rooms that are not connected to my media center pc. I have read the guides on here and have had great success. (except with watching them in media center) I just want to make sure I do this with the best tools, and least amount of steps before I begin. Plus this is a really cool setup that maybe others are wondering about. My process as it stands is: dvd decrypter to rip. dvd shrink then IMGBurn. Should I consider purchasing an all in one program? Thanks for any help.