i dont know if this should go in the divx/xvid forum or this one because im not sure what the problem is. i use no. 1 dvd ripper to convert dvds to WMV. now you are thinking, um dude rip to avi. well i would but that where the problem is. i rip a dvd into an avi file. it codes into xvid. when i try to play it with VLC player or windows media player there is no audio and the video is quite choppy. i have tried various dvd to avi programs but all with the same result. now i can use my dads laptop and use no. 1 dvd ripper and code into xvid and can play it fine on my laptop. here are a few things i have tried. -reinstall no. 1 dvd ripper -reinstall latest xvid codec -use different media players so any ideas what i can do to fix this?