Hi everyone, This is something that I have been wondering about for a while now but still haven't found the answer... why are avi files the most popular, most available and used files? I usually get an avi file, then run it through TMPGenc Xpress to make it an mpg file and then either burn it onto a VCD or make from a few files a DVD with TMPGenc DVD Author. So I was really wondering why do people offer avi files? Why not encode them already and them make the mpg file available, so that everyone else saves the encoding time? Or is there an easier or a different way to deal with avi files, less time consuming? I am not trying to have it the easy way and get everything ready on my plate, it is just something that I would really like to know... as I have a feeling that there is something that I don't know and spend hours and hours encoding... Thank you, I appreciate it!