The audio problems that I get when converting is choppy audio (as if bits are missing), plus the A/V is sometimes out of sync. The software that I use (normally without problems) is: Ripping -smartripper or -dvd decryptor Encoding -superDVDripper or -DVDx (I have tried all combinations of 29.97 or 24.97 with or without audio video sync). Some episodes have no problems, but many episodes like 5,6,7,etc. I have not used TMPGEnc before, but I assume that this program maybe the solution to my problem. If so, please respond with the settings to get me started.