hi, these aren't problems as such just somethings that i would like an answer to 1.i thought divx/xvid offered superior compression than mpeg for movie files, how come then when i convert them to mpeg using the same bitrates the file size is more or less the same? 2. i have a svcd file, when i load it in avicodec it says: -794 MB (1.14 GB), duration: 0:59:07, type: MPG, 1 audio stream(s), quality: 80 % - video: 1.4 GB, 2530 Kbps what does this mean? because the file is actually 800 mb, and i can convert it at half the quality stated and it is the same lastly, the resolution is 480 x 576, what resolution do i need to convert it to to achieve best results? will any work? i'm dnt kno all that much about resolutions TIA!