OK, so I think I have all the tools I need... Shrink, DVD decrypter, and Nero. In fact, I can successfully burn discs either by starting shrink, and ISO to HD, then burn with DVD Decrypter, OR, to HD, then Nero. THe problem is that no matter which method I choose, there still appears to be skips in playback on a DVD player. Usually closer to the end of the disc if this means anything? I have a dual layer 16x max burner. I have used three different blank media choices. and have usually tried to maintain a burn speed of half the max write speed for the dvd. Are there any settings I need to play with? I am not familiar at all with many of the settings which can be toggled.... Anyone with experience have any time to help a poor soul like me - PLEASE?