This is my first try at ripping/converting. I am backing up The Rock to DivX format using your directions at: http://www.afterdawn.com/articles/archive/dvd2divx_anamorphic.cfm I noted: 1. Movie plays in letterbox in my regular DVD player, DVD jacket says apect ratio is 2.35:1. However, statistics box in DVD2AVI says it is 4:3. Since you say 2.35:1 is treated same as 16:9, I used the 16:9 protocol. 2. In VirtualDub's Resize filter section, I used the example you gave of 640x360. In the Null Transform filter box I cropped by dropping the grey bars over the black. 3. Otherwise, everything worked as your directions indicated. I clicked start in Job Control. 15 hours later, playback in both Win MediaPlayer, and ATI File Player gave me a letterboxed movie with almost no color and marked distortion, with the video picture slanted from lower left to upper right about 30 degrees. Any suggestions?