I have a situation that is driving me crazy, and I'm running out of time for this project. I have 3 DVD's that I'm trying to combine into 1 and add a menu to the overall DVD. So the final result is basically a DVD with a menu that allows you to access the video from the original DVD's. Now, I've figured out that I have to Demux those 3 DVD's (the VOB's that is) in order to do any kind of editing to the video(s), which I'm being asked to do. Well, I've got the demuxing part under control using VobEdit 0.61. My end result is a *.m2v video file with corresponding *.ac3 audio. Now,..here's my problem. I have to edit the *.m2v (which I rename to *.mpg after demuxing) files because of issues with typos and certain footage in the video that needs to be taken out per my clients request. I'm not having ANY luck opening these video files into Sony Vegas 5 which is my preferred video editor. I keep getting any unsupported format error. However, when you look at the list of supported files that you can open, MPEG-2 is there as plain as day!@#@?*&* Now, low and behold, I can open the video files in Premiere Pro 1.5 all day long,...but,...when I do my editing and make my changes and go to render,...hours later,...I've got a file that's not the same aspect ratio as my original,...it's like it's adding some kinda black box around the video, so I'm afraid to even consider using that at the DVD-authoring stage. I'm at a lost because I don't know how to edit this video, and render it back out at the same quality and size. I don't know why Premiere is doing this,...though it's probably something simple that I'm overlooking. I'd love to just pop it into Vegas, which I'm more comfortable with using, but I keep getting that stupid error! I'm thing about using Procoder to convert it to an mpeg-1 and try using it that way. Hell, I even tried rendering the edited video as an *.avi from Premiere Pro and still got that black box...almost like it's truncating the video and I don't know why. Any help regarding my little spat here would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.