Hey, I recently bought an AV420 (which is very cool by the way, highly reccomend) therefore need to rip dvd's and be left with a compatible MPEG4 file. I've got the software to convert an avi into mpeg4 so i've started the process of converting dvd into avi. To do this I have followed the guides for "DVD to VCD" presuming at the point of converting in TMPGEnc i will be able to encode into MPEG. So many ways and so many variables involved in the process that I'm starting to get lost and keep coming up against the same problems......so any help would be great. I'm using DVD Decrypter to copy the VOB files to my HD - I initially tried using TMPGEnc straight after but it does not accept the audio on any DVD - following instructions I've used both DVD2AVI to create a seperate sound file and a couple of other DVD audio rippers. I then go back to TMPGEnc and when the audio source states "NO DATA FOUND" i browse and select the audio file. I am trying to rip a episode of 24 DVD the problems I am having are two fold; 1) the audio files ripped from the dvd aren't as long as the video. video totals: 165 mins audio totals: 100 mins 2)i can't sync the audio i do have with the video So i need to know if A) I'm following the right process and B) what i need to do to be left with a a perfect avi file with sync'd video and sound. Thank you very much!