I started ripping dvd's and compressing them using dvd shrink about a week ago after finding this site and it's very helpful guides. Twice I have also been able to just use dvd decrypter which worked very, very well (kids movies). I recently picked up a japanese movie (Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle) which seemed to have poor initial quality and when I did my usual full disc backup I was only able to get a compression rate of 60%.. most of the dvd's I have done so far have been around 67-70 or so. Anyhow, the playback was very poor.. obvious pixelation. So I looked closer at the disc through dvd shrink and realized that the extras on the disc took up a bit of space.. then I figured out that I could NOT do a full backup and instead re-author the disc to only burn the main movie. This brought me up to 76% (with japanese language and english subtitles). The picture looked TONS better but for some reason the subtitles would not play. That is one problem. When I re-burned the disc with the english audio only it shot up to 80% and looked even better. My main concern though is that I have been reading on these forums that people are regularly getting over 80% for their movies. When I put in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone though, even with re-authoring and only having the english 5.1 audio track I am only getting 66%. Is there a step I am missing or am I just expecting too much? Thanks in advance. Oh, and if anyone has advice for the subtitles I would be grateful.