I'm new to converting media formats. However, I have sucessfully been able to backup a number of my DVD's using AutoGK. The program has been great but has left my frustrated with the aspect ratio on an older movie. The main issue was the picture would either stretch or lose people's heads. I tried a number of different settings and could only determine the picture would look best if I can insert "black bars" on the top and bottom so the picture won't stretch to meet a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. (It's at 1.5 on the original DVD) Is there any way I can insert black bars with AutoGK? I have tried other programs--DVD2AV, WinAVI, X Video Converter--but none seem to be able to handle this particular movie. WinAVI will actually make the movie 4 seconds longer so the audio can't match up (though it will add the "black bars"). I have looked at AviSynth guides and think it may be the best route, but am not sure how to first convert vob files to a media that VirtualDub can handle. Sorry for the lengthy description, just wanted to try and communicate it in a way I would understand... if my understanding is off on any of this, feel free to help correct me! Thanks!