I probably have a good hunch as to what your replies will be but I'm just trying to look at all scenarios. I've been ripping with the new dvd shrink 3.2 and burning with nero and I've tried 2x or 4x which my Prodisc (good reviews)White printable media supports. The media is off a 50 pack I got at supermediastore and some backups are perfect while others freeze on either my stand alone player, computer or PS2. Any chances that you gan get a bad rip from the dvd shrink or not really...If it skips or freezes it really is the media?? Would there be any advantage in ripping with dvd decrypter and then shrinking with dvd shrink and then burning with nero???