hi all, im hoping someone can help me here as im near admitting defeat. and i thought i was home and dry too! ive been using the avi to dvd guide from the guide list to do as the title says. ive followed it through exactly as said apart from stripping the audio to a .wav file and using that in the audio section of TMPGENnc. after 23(!!) hours of encoding ive finally got an .mpg file out of it. the file plays fine on my computer with audio working correctly. now when i try to author the file to dvd format (vob, bup files etc) using ifoedit, im having a couple of problems. firstly i have been going into dvd_author>author_new_dvd then when i try to browse for the video file in the right directory nothing apears unless i click on 'all_files'. if i select this file that now comes up and then select the wav audio file i created at the start to create the mpg (in TMPGEnc) for the audio section (this gets greyed out, i asume its not going to use this when authoring as the audio is already in the mpg, however if i do not put this in when clicking ok it just goes back to the main page with nothing happeneing) when i press ok i get an error message as follows just as it starts to encode. IfoEdit.exe has encountereda problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience. If you are in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.........etc, etc. ifoedit of course then closes. is this a problem with ifoedit? (i use windows xp as an os) or am i doing something wrong? if you need more info to answer my question please ask as i was trying to keep this as breif as possible to make easier reading. but if anyone does know the answer please please let me know as im pulling my hair out here!! many thanks in advance.