Ok, I have been trying to rip HOFD for a damn week now. Somebody help me please!!!! You guys have been great with the answers thus far and have helped me abandon Roxio and move to Nero, told me about ASPI, and helped me with downloads and instructions for DVDS and DVDD. However, after all that - I still can't burn the damn movie back to a dvd cause Nero hangs every time I open it. I've tried using the clean tools and reinstalling, updating firmware, disconnecting other usb devices, running the scripts regarding rmadec.exe (which was pointless), installing DLA (again - pointless), and finally I've requested help from Nero but haven't yet heard back. I know the drive works - I burned a couple of disks with it already - a couple of home made dvd's and then xp sp2 using cd creator- duh da dumb dumb! Installed xp and everything seems to have gone to hell! Any advice would be more than welcome. Also, I did rip one dvd with DVDD - but got no sound. I read the posts on "no sound" but it seems that most recommendations were to rip with DVDD - Damn! Also people recommended changing sound settings. I was trying to watch with real and wm. Bad idea? I didn't see where I could change the sound settings anywhere in those two progs. I hear sound playing through shrink so I imagine it would be ok for non pc playback once burned to disk if I could get that damn far!!!