Hi! I have been burning and ripping dvds for about a year with my dvdrw drive and havent really had any problems. The last few months I have taken it a step further and have been creating menus etc. I often would take the mpeg2 from TMPGEnc straight from the DVD disc then start authoring. All that was good...until very recently. Now discs that used to work that I have made cannot even be read in my computer...the dvd drive thinks there is nothing there...also one I just created today, works great in my dvd player but put it in my computer to rip with DVD decrypter to back it up on hard drive and it struggles to read anything in the drive. Blank disc it realises straight away. Others it just cannot find anything. I use grade A quality DVDs so I know its not the discs. ANYONE know why this might be happening? Does taking MPEG2 files off DVDs with TMPEGEnc slowly screw up your dvd drive? Do you think it just needs a good clean?....any help/advice would be really usefull as I will be running out to the store to get another one otherwise, and my bank is broken since its xmas. Sorry for the long post. Reallly need some help and advice on this one though. THANK IN ADVANCE GUYS!