I have been struggling for a week now with all of the information in the forums and have finally decided to break down and beg for assistance. I am attempting to backup a DVD (copyrighted) to DVD-R. Using DVD Decrypter I ripped the DVD to the hard drive and ended up with two resulting files: a m2v video file and an ac3 audio file. Using DVD2AVI I converted the m2v video into d2v and the ac3 audio into an mpeg1. Using TMPGEnc I selected the d2v video file and the mpeg1 audio file and encoded it all into one MPEG-2 file. The movie looks and sounds great if played on the computer through the MPEG player, but it will not burn to a DVD-R. Am I missing a huge step somewhere? It almost seemed too easy, and maybe that is why it isn't working. Any help is greatly appreciated. FYI, I am using PIV, Windows XP and Sony's "Click to DVD" authoring and burning software.