All advice on this site has been brilliant so far. Here's my current problem: I ran TMPGEnc and after many hours, my movie is now a VideoCD-compliant MPEG-1. It works great -- video & audio. Next, I used TMPGEnc to cut 10 scenes from the movie and merge them into 1 (for something similar to a trailer). The video turned out well. My problem is with the audio. The first scene is good. The next scene has no audio. The remaining 8 either have no audio or it lags. Is TMPGEnc not a good program to cut and merge? How do I solve the audio problems? Thanks!