Hey guys whats up. Thanks to all of you who helped me last time w/ the encoding bypass on nero. I'm kind of new at this but I have another question. I recently downloaded a movie and encoded it using TMPG, no problems there. But when I try and use virtual dub to split the movie into 2 files I encounter some trouble. First of all when I open the video file that I want, into Virtual Dub I get a "Parsing interleaved MPEG file" and I have to wait a few minutes. Is this normal, because it never did that to me before. But my main problem is when I try and split the file into two parts, when I go to save a part I get the error msg "The source stream uses a compression algorith which is not compatible with AVI files. Direct stream copy cannot be used with this video stream." What the hell am I supposed to do????? Thanks for all the help, and sorry for the lengthy post.