I noticed a lot of posts regarding splitting unuaually large movies using various programs. I'm kind of new to this stuff, but I made an observation a few minutes ago which I'd like to get some input on. I haven't tried it yet, but I always use DVD decrypter followed by DVD shrink. I have used VOB blanker once or twice. Many people like to keep the original menu system in place when making backups of their originals and I think I've figured out a way to do it by using the 3 programs I mentioned. Here's my idea: Instead of killing the menu system by Re-authoring in Shrink, why not use VOB blanker prior to using Shrink? As I said, I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it can be done. By selecting the main movie VOB, you can right click at the bottom of the screen and select "cell list". This brings up all the cells of the main VOB file. By blanking out half of them, you can reduce the size of the main VOB file by as much as you want. Then you could keep track of which cells you blanked, then re-run VOB blanker, blank out the cells you previously left intact, and leave the ones you blanked out before intact. This all seems like it would be very time consuming. You would also have to run Shrink twice, but in the end, you could potentially leave all menus and extras intact and have two perfect halves of the movie on two disks with zero to minimal compression!! I think I've confused myself with all this. I'm sure there's an easier way to do all this, but I don't know how. Also, all the programs to do this are FREE! Thoughts??????????????????????