Hi all, I have quite a curious problem that I as hoping to get some help with. I’m in the process of trying to convert .avi files to mpeg2, PAL, for DVD output with little success and it is driving me crazy! Here are the details: Using Canopus Procoder 2.0 to transcode. Adobe Encore 1.5 to burn the final DVD Nero 188.8.131.52 is installed. The source of my problem would appear to be the decoder. Initially, Procoder was using the Nero (XVID) decoder to open the files and this worked fine (strange because I’ve heard to avoid anything to do with Nero and encoding). But after upgrading Quicktime the default encoder was replaced and the final mpeg’s are now either: badly pixilated with horizontal lines running through the picture or jerky and constantly skipping. I’ve been experimenting with a variety of different codecs to fix the problem (DVIX, DIVX, the BoliGego Codec Manager, and so on) and nothing seems to work. The problem changes depending on what Procoder chooses as the default decoder at the time. So…in the end I got rid of all of these codecs. I uninstalled Neo and Capopus. Re-installed both. I can now transcode my .avi’s to mpeg (with Procoder using the Nero codec) and the video looks fine…but the latest problem is that my audio is going out of sync! I just can’t figure it out! Arrghghargh! So with that big chunk of background, I guess here are my quandaries: Does it sound strange to anyone that the Nero decoder would work better than others such as divx? Why would the decoder have such an effect on the final transcoded mpeg? I thought the encoder would be more influential on the final result. Could it be some kind of conflict? As far as jerky or pixilated playback goes, I can rule out things like system performance, interlacing/field order or format conversion (NTSC to PAL) issues as the problem (since I know I’ve been able to get it to work in the past.) What else could it be? I’ve read countless posts trying to fix this so I sure hope someone can shed some light! Cheers. Seal.