So, here is the skinny: 1.3Ghz P4 512MB RDram 80 gig space (50 free) --------------------------- Ok, so after finding out there are very few quality looking simpsons episodes, i decided to create my own, but i've run into several problems: Ripping went fine with smart ripper DVD2AVI has first set of problems, It starts out saying its 80% film, slowly rising until it hits 100%, and then switches over to NTSC 3% and starts rising up... Also, throughout the whole intro, it stays at "Progressive", but once the actuall show starts, it starts switching back between Progressive and Interlaced. Well, since i didn't watch it for long last time i decided to go through and do it thinking it was progressive.. the movie turned out OK but it still had some problems (BTW, Target file size is 50mb, someone please let me know if this is even practical) First, the resolution is fine (320:240 or whatever the common one is) but the cartoon is extremly noisey... is there a way to remove the noise? Also, there are certain scenese where the video just stops. (IE: Bart writing on chalkboard, bell rings he splits.. audio works fine, but you see him writing, and after pause you see him skateboarding). Well, here is the part i'm gonna get flammed over, but this is my bitrates and such: Due to the small movie size, and the fact that speech is the only real substence of noise, i'm using a 44Khz LAME MP3 (Belive me, sound is fine) unfortunaly, i need 50MB.. so the bitrate suffers extremly, 240kbps The playback was fine w/o using de-interlace.. and running it with 29FPS(NTSC) rather then 23FPS(Film)... any advice suggestions or comments? Also, i'm thinking about trying Gordian Knot.. is that advisible?