I have Ulead MSP 6.5. The maximum PAL/DVD encoding bit rate is CBR:6000. TMPGENC allows upto CBR:8000 for PAL/DVD. Part 1: I have encoded using TMPGENC and ULEAD S/W understands the format without a problem. The first question is: Apart from the bit rate is anyone aware of any other advantages to using one over the other. Part 2: Ulead authoring will save the files only if you wish. So I can get the IFO,BUP and VOB files OK. However, Ulead also offer me the option to burn, using their own software or NTI. The second question is: Is it better to burn from Ulead or should I use my standalone burning program which is NERO? Sure I can try it and maybe I won't even notice the difference, but for you 'guys and gals' out there that understand exactly what happens I would be grateful for your preference.