Hi, I'm completely new at this, so please bear with me. I have read quite a few postings relating to this subject, but I'm just confused... I'm going to order the Canopus ADVC-100, it seems to be widely accepted as the best. A few things I want to accomplish. 1. Transfer VHS to DVD (some w/ and some w/o editing) 2. Copy/Backup DVD/VCD 3. Isolate and copy sound tracks from DVD to CD (if possible) My System: Laptop, P4, 3.0Ghz HT, 768MRAM, 60Gb main and 120Gb secondary by firewire, 64M Graphics, XP Pro. I have Sonic MyDVD LE V5.0 and Windows Movie Maker. My understanding is that ADVC-100 does not come with any software. Will the software I have do the job well, or should I start shopping for software? I would like to do the job right the first time, meaning using the best software/hardware that would give me the best results. Would really appreciate your insights. Thanks.