I've used g-spot to analize the file I want to put on dvd - it tells me size 692meg xvid codec 817kb bitrate 23.97 fps audio is mp3 as mpeg1 layer. I tried using the excellent guide posted here on how to use tempgnc to convert this file but I find that no matter what I do it tells me that this will take 215% of dvd storage space! The only setting that seems to make a diff on final size is the audio bit rate - when I take that all the way down to 64bits it will only take 99.7% of my dvd. Am I missing something here guys? any help would be appreciated. Please note : I am a total noobie to all this dvd stuff, and if it wasn't for the great info here - I might not be this far.