So the last few days I have been trying to rip some of my DVDs, convert them to DIVX and load them on my Archos AV480. Of course this is a PAIN IN THE ASS! The first two DVDs I did worked fine and this was my process: 1) Using Gordian Knot I rip the DVD 2) Use DVD2AVI to create the .d2v but I select "Decode to wav" in the Audio tab instead of "Demux All Tracks" 3) Convert .d2v to AviSynth Frameserver (.avs) 4) Open up VirtualDub 1.5.10 5) Load .avs 5a) Select "WAV Audio" from Audio Menu and open appropriate .wav file that was created with DVD2AVI 5b) Choose "Full processing mode" 5c) For the Compression I pick MP3 128Kbps 6) Under the Video compression I choose DIVX 5.2.0 Codec and under the configure select the prober bitrate, etc. 7) Choose "Save AVI" from the file menu It then goes about it business and in about 1 hour and 45 min I have a fresh divx file of my movie. Copy it to my Archos and everything works fine The third and fourth DVD I tried using the same process went through the whole encode up to about 98% then gave me a "Video Compression Error - Cannot Proceed" and the whole thing was shot and I wasted 2 hours Has anyone else run into this problem? Any idea what the problem even is? I mean it is strange that it worked for the first two dvds and now refuses to work. Being frustrated I tried to just do everything in the Gordian Knot program... 1) Same as 1-3 above except I "Demux all tracks" in DVD2AVI 2) Convert to .avs and select "Save and Encode" 3) Follow the instructions here to encode http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/dvd2divx5_gordianknot.html 4) Wait 2.5 hours After this process I have a divx file that works fine on my computer but when I load it to the Archos the video is fine but the audio isn't sync'd at all So that, even though it got through the encode, is unusable. So I am wondering if anyone had a similar experience and/or knows how to fix this problem before I waste another 3 hours only to find it didn't work. Thank you for your time. EDIT: The precise error I get (not that it probably helps is) "Video Compression Error: An unknown error occured (may be corrupt data) (error code-100)"