I've hit on a frustrating issue that I cannot puzzle out . . . I've been using DVD Shrink for straightforward DVD backups for quite a while without a single issue; backups have worked flawlessly on all of our set-top DVD players. Recently a friend passed on a bunch of old cartoons in Divx format. As I want the kids to be able to watch them in the TV room, I wanted to convert them to DVD format. I've been using Copy2DVD "forever", so of course I was aware of VSO's DivxtoDVD, but it doesn't yet have the ability to combine DVD files (not interested in 1 18-minute cartoon to a DVD, thank you!). I googled & found to my delight that combining the DVD files could be done in DVD Shrink simply by choosing "re-author" and adding the individual converted DVD files. Tried it, sure enough it seemed to work fine, and was incredibly fast! Burned with Copy2DVD as usual, no problems noted. When I put the DVD in our set top player however, it gave me a "play prohibited by region" failure. I tried our other players with similar problems. I then put the disc in the computer that burned it-played no problem. Tried another computer, played there as well. Thinking that I might have gorked the region settings in DVD-Shrink, I rebuilt the DVD and set the region setting to Region 1--finished and burned. Same problem--set-top players say the region coding is unacceptable. I happened to have Sonic MyDVD on my system testing it for Tivo transfers, so I tried it, importing the converted DVD files into it and building a DVD--worked fine in set top players (but took an entire night to encode!!) Any ideas as to why DVD Shrink is tripping up here? I really prefer the ease of the process compared to Sonic's product if anyone has suggestions . . .