Hi, When I am backing up my dvds I use dvd shrink or cloneDVD2. When I put the dvd player dvd shrink and clone2DVD automatically compresses to dvd to 60% or something. I just use virtual dub once the file is an mpeg and use the bitrate settings 1200 for video and 192 for audio. Using Xvid and MP3. My question is If I rip the DVD without any compression using DVD shrink, will the quality of the AVI I produce be any different to one that has been produced from a source mpeg that has been automatically compressed by DVD shrink? Are you going to lose quality on your output AVI if you let DVD shrink automatically compress the MPEG file?