Hi. Firstly, I got some exc advise from some of the older threads about ripping, so thanks. I couldnt really find answers on the project I am just starting. I now have a good telly and good pc and want my dvds on hdd rather then dvd media because I know they will skip before too long (some already do). Ok, so I already know how to convert to 4.3gig (using decrypter and shrink) but I want to know which file format or compression and tool would be best to convert to smaller size. I would love to compress a movie to 2gig total - or smaller and still look good on my 42'HD plasma. I have read some threads which talk about too much compression making watching on a plasma this size hopeless, so i want to beware of that. Note - I will be using Media Centre to play from hdd. Any help will be awesome.