This probably has been answered before, but I didn't see anything specific when I did a search, but: How can DivX be compressed to 1/10 the original size of the DVD standard and not lose quality? I mean, when we use DVD shrink to compress MPEG-2, we lose a lot more video quality. I have been looking into starting to use DivX, but haven't downloaded any proggys yet. I don't even think my DVD player supports DivX. But I might take it back if I decide to go with using DivX. What do they do to the video to compress it so much so that they don't lose quality? What's the difference in MPEG-2 compression and DivX compression? I'm just curious about the process and what data actually gets cut out and what gets left on the disk.