I'm extremely sorry to have to ask this, as I'm sure my answer can by found somewhere on the site or by using the search feature. However, I have been unsuccessful in those attempts, so I've resorted to asking here. Please forgive me. Anyway, I've been trying to rip files with a program called Max DVD to AVI Converter. This program, however, doesn't work quite right. The audio is always out of sync. I tried fixing it with VirtualDub, and even when I was able to re-sync the audio, it would quickly go out again. So after doing some searching, I found this site. I did some reading, and then dropped the issue for about a week. Now I'm back, and I need some help, because I have no idea what to do. Some of the files I've read at the site are quite old, and I'm not sure how relevant they are to the problem I'm having. Not to mention, they are quite confusing to me, being a newbie to this and all. So, what exactly is the easiest way to get a good DVD rip, with the best possible file shrinkage (I'm guessing DivX is the best compression out there). Basically, all I want to do is watch the video on my computer. I don't have any plans of making VCDs or anything. I just want a small file that I can watch again later, a small, properly synced file. So, will anyone please help me? I realize that it can be a pain to answer questions that have already been answered a million times. But I swear I did try to find the answers on me on, by searching this forum and the articles at the site. So please, be kind? Thanks in avdance.