I have an old copy of "Dougal and the Blue Cat" on VHS, and I would like to make a DVD version of it, because we don't want to keep the old VCR in the sitting room, but I would still like to be able to watch it. I have a Twinhan card which I have been able to use to record to an MPEG file using Cyberlink PowerCinema. However, PowerCinema does not give much control over recording quality - "high quality" comes out at 5GB (too high), but "medium" comes out at 2.5GB (too low). I'd rather have the original file at 4GB so I don't have to further re-encode, reducing quality. 1: Can anyone recommend decent capture software? I have XP Media Center - would allow control over quality of capture? What software is good/best? 2: I then need some software to crop the bottom row of pixels from every frame. Something to do with tracking means that every frame has an extra row of flickery pixels at the bottom, in addition to the picture. I'd like to get rid of this, though I hear that MPEG2 is rather difficult to reencode. Alternatively, since apparently PAL requires a certain frame size, perhaps this flickering line of pixels could be covered up with a black bar. What software could do this? (I also need to cut the beginning and end from the file. This is simple, but could be done at the same time.) 3: Once I have the finished MPEG2 file, I want to make a DVD with chapters, with a menu (chapter select). What software do I need to do this? Has anyone else tried this whole procedure - if so, what software do you use? I am particularly interested in cropping or covering up the bottom row of pixels from every frame the MPEG2 file - I haven't been able to find anything free to do it. Free (as in beer) software would be a plus, but is not essential as long as suggestions are widely available. If this is not possible by the method I suggest, perhaps a different method works?