Hi! so far, i've tried tmpgenc express 2.0, nero vision express 3.0, cce, & ulead video toolbox 2.0. But i have yet to encounter the one program that really answers to my needs. my problem with cce sp 2.67 is that it converts the video into two separate files (audio and video) and i'll never know if the video and audio is in sync or not. Or am i doing something wrong? Aside from that, there's always a problem with audio. Something to do with 8192 Hz or something. With tmpgenc express... it doesn't recognized the audio whenever i add an xvid file. and it encodes way slower than nero although it seems to have better quality output. Nero, in the meantime, is much faster than tmpgenc. but at the expense of quality. It has more pixelated outputs. But it's easier to put together two or more parts of a video together to make one seamless video here. And, whenever i encode an xvid file, there's a green line on the output. Ulead, is sooooo rigid. you have to encode the whole thing. you can't edit anything. So, my question is: am i missing out on some terrific, fantastic encoding program? what's the best and/or fastest encoder you've used?