I started over on converting as I think I like the MP4 quality far more than the .AVI, I have been using Handbrake doing batch conversions of hundreds of movies. However, since I will be loading all these movies on to a my book and playing them through my PS3, I was wondering what sort of data rate I should be aiming for to prevent studder in video playback? This is slightly the size per length video I have been following- 1:30 Mins. Size 1500mb 1:45 Mins. Size 1550mb 2:00 Mins. Size 1650mb 2:15 Mins. Size 1700mb 2:30 Mins. Size 1850mb 2:45 Mins. Size 2000mb 3:00 Mins. Size 2000+mb Ive noticed playing things back through PS3 anything really over 2000bit rate seems to flow pretty smoothly. Is that what I need to aim for or can I go lower than that as I am trying to fit about 1050dvds onto this 2TB my book? Also does playing from a mybook though my playstation slow down playback anymore than having my mybook plugged into my PC and playing back on there>? Or would playback be the same speed playing on both the same as I know it would be much quicker playing if it the MP4 file was on the computer being played directly. Thanks!