Ok, ok let me say that after reading, some of the users methods of ripping DVDs to divx, i can't help but wonder, that different people have some bizzare way of doing it, although i'm not suggesting its a bad way maybe it works for them, but i tend to think that the less you encode from one format to another the better the end quality. This is how i do it, very simple and the end result is as good as the orginal! Ok first, rip DVD2 Hard drive about 15 minutes, next use DVD2AVI using dixX codec (i suggest divx pro 5.03), Depends on the quailty settings and speed of your computer, for me it takes 1.5 times the length og the movie(almost realtime!) next use Virtualdub and set video to direct steam copy and set audio to full processing, and then just choose your audio compressor, (i suggest mp3) then hit save, this takes a couple of minutes and BOBs your uncle you have a Divx movie!!!!!! This is the fastest way and yeilds some really good quality if done corredctly, the only other way to do it faster, would bo to get a full sized capture card (720*576) and get DVD player, get one of those SCART to S-Video connectors, connect to computer, and use a cature program (such as flycap, freeware!!)and set your compressor to divx and mp3 for your audio and hit play on yor DVD player, and hit record on your computer, enjoy your movie at the end hit stop and you have a full ready to go divx movie!!!, can it get any simpler? please reply back i would like to see if other users agree or not.