Hello everyone.. recently i've been trying to burn an xvid video with 1 hour and 34 mins of video on it to a dvd to play on my tv. File : 700 MB (700 MB), duration: 1:34:58, type: AVI, 1 audio stream(s), quality: 51 % Video : 623 MB, 917 Kbps, 25.0 fps, 640*272 (2.21:1), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4, Supported Audio : 76 MB, 113 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = MPEG Layer-3, Supported Theres the info for the video. Here's my system specs Windows XP, AMD 2600+ with 1 gig DDR333 ram with an MSI 8xDVD±RW drive. 160gb HD. I've downloaded a slew of programs and the ones that came with my MSI-DVD+-RW drive. Cyberlink Powerdirector Cyberlink PowerProducer 2 gold Nero OEM 126.96.36.199 NeroVision Express 2 SE 188.8.131.52 TMPGEnc D.I.K.O and a few more. Now.. When I start up TMPGEnc to turn the AVI into DVD compliant MPEG-2 It coems out to an outrageous size of 10gbs. I followed the newbie guide to burning Xvids to Dvds and It doesn't explain any of this.. lemme explain. I started up TMPGEnc.. Did the Project wizard. Selected DVD-PAL for Format then selected MP2 audio. Then selected the video and didn't change any of the auto selected features. next I didn't click any of the 3 boxes but i clicked "Other Settings" Changed it to 2-pass VBR and Highest Quality Motion Search Precision. Now this is where I get stuck.. The bitrate won't go down past 2000. My movies still at 5.5gb. I even did expert settings and brang it down to 1200 bitrate and it barely fits. Should i waste the 20 hours of compile time to burn another coaster? Am I missing something? 2nd... I used Powerproducer 2 gold to convert the movie into a a bunch of .vob files.. my VIDEO_TS folder is VTS_01_0.vob,VTS_01_1.vob,VTS_01_2.vob yada yada yada. Then i used nero to burn those vob files to a dvd but the dvd doesn't play in any DVD player i've tried. Can anyone help me out?