When I make VCDs the quality isn't as good isn't as could as I was hoping for. It might just be that I'm overestimating the picture but I'll see if I can get it better anyway. The problem is the playback has sort of yellow tinges fading in and out and general light quality not very good. When there's a lot of action on screen the frames aren't as smooth as I expected a bit like a slight blur. I use Divx DVD ripper to encode vob files to Mpeg-1 and have tried tweaking some of the options to no avail or it says it won’t be VCD compliant. Though I doubt this has any bearing as I've checked them before burning I'm using Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 and MediaStudio Pro 7 to burn them because Nero only gets to 100% encoding and doesn't do anything afterwards. I've tried different programs to make these files but the quality is the same and when I try to use Nero it says it needs to re encode them to become compliant. I know a little on the subject overall but I'm still a beginner in a sense! Again this is probably irrelevant but I'll cover as much as I can so I don't need to keep re posting. I use DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink though I try to mostly avoid any compression with the latter, mainly just to get just the bits I want. Basically I just want to improve the picture quality to get rid of the elements I mentioned earlier; I don't expect anything better than VCR quality or even close to DVD. Any help would be much appreciated! While I'm on the subject I've been overburning CDs to fit around 85 mins or so on each disk with 800mb disks but need to do the former because my LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S doesn't recognise they're over around 702mb. Is there anything besides the firmware upgrade that I've all ready done to make it recognise the real disk size? I only mention this because some programs refuse to let me overburn. By the way as for the Ulead products they're only trial products so I prefer to go the freeware option will look at other things like shareware, etc. other forms. Again sorry this is so long! Any help would be much appreciated!