I got this music video i'm working on. And this problem is really starting to piss me off. The video plays fine in Premiere Pro...it renders fine for preview...and i can even export the video to an uncompressed AVI....and it plays fine. Now, the beginning of this video( title sequence + the opening couple clips are pretty 'heavy' weighted with effects) When I encode it to mpeg-2 is where it goes to crap! The beginning keeps Lagging behind....enough to throw off the whole sync/ timing with the music. I've been encoding it to CBR...but, I'm beginning to think maybe using VBR might help? Any other suggestions on how to fix this....I'm tried Tmpegenc, CCE, and the MainConcept encoder built into Premiere Pro. The resulting mpeg is always the same...I've burned the video with DVD_LABPro 2 and so far I got 6 coasters for my trouble.