Well I just wanted give a special thank you to scuba and bigorange for their guides on how to copy a dvd. Let me just say I spent a few hours going over them to make sure I didnt screw up. I copied my first dvd tonight. It was only a dvd5 so I didnt have any problems; but the end result was a perfect copy. I did try to copy a dvd9 as well but I wasnt satisfied with the compression ratio of the movie. So before I continue I will study the guides on how to increase the compression. Anyway just wanted to let everyone know (all you first timers) that copying is easy, just hang in there.