Hi, I havnt got a problem really, just something that I wanted to share. I have tried the various DVD to VCD creation methods described in the afterdawn guides, but have found the vidio quality to be relatively poor on all (freeware applications only) ....I have found that the best quality seems to be achieved by using FlaskMPEG (no plug-ins needed) to convert the VOB file string into a single AVI file (This creates an enormous AVI file, typically about 35 to 40 Gb, however, modern hard-drives cope with this easily) ...I then convert to MPEG using TMPGEnc and hey-presto a superb quality VCD ...although it did take 7-8 hours to make. If there was a question ...it would have to be, ....am I doing something wrong with the other methods that is giving poor vidio quality , otherwise I'm quite happy with the method I'm using and would recommend it to anyone to try !!!