I just got TMPGenc and I use one type of avi and I abort encoding after a few minutes of video done to preview the output files. When I choose mpg as the output file it somwhat plays, the video is really fast and the sound is there but misaligned and the file wont read after a certain time even though the file length is longer. When I choose m2v and mp2 files output the mp2 files shows a file length but is blank audio. The m2v file won't even play. When I use a self ripped avi done with xmpeg(straight from dvd to avi) I get the same problem except nothing will read or show video, the mpg wont show file length and the mp2 will still read as nothing. I have tried almost every other AVI to Mpeg-2 encoder out there, some of them crash when I try to encode or even crash upon choosing settings. I am doing this because I would like to burn these movies to DVD, if anyone can help me fix this it would be much appriciated. Also if you know of another Mpeg 2 encoder I can try please respond. I have a feeling it has something to do with my codecs, but I'm not sure.