First of all: Sorry for my bad english ! But as long as all of you can understand me it's alright. Recode 2 works by default with AEC-Mode 'sharp (default)' (as known from DVD Shrink 3.2). Especially for transcoding interlaced material (video) the 'maximum sharpness' setting does a much better job (Unbelievable difference. Try the different settings at 60 percent ! You won't believe your eyes.). Until now I have been using DVD Shrink 3.2 with the 'maximum sharpness' setting even for progressive material, because it's much more precise than 'sharp (default)'. And this question of precision ist the point especially for interlaced material. You can switch in Recode 2 to 'maximum sharpness' by changing a special value inside the Windows Registry: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ahead\Nero Recode\Preferences] "DeepAnalysis"=dword:00000001 "CompressMode"=dword:00000002 (this is 'sharp (default)') change it to: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ahead\Nero Recode\Preferences] "DeepAnalysis"=dword:00000001 "CompressMode"=dword:00000003 (now 'maximum sharpness') Recode gets even faster (same way like DVD Shrink 3.2) with 'maximum sharpness'. As known that Recode 2 is faster than DVD Shrink 3.2, why should I still use Shrink ? This benefit of speed in Recode has a little disadvantage. The resulting picture is not as sharp as transcoded with Shrink. But this is a very small difference. It's like the difference between MPEG2Dec3dg.dll (last DVD2AVI version) and DGDecode.dll (DGIndex). So maybe the activation of 'maximum sharpness' in Recode 2 is a good compromise between DVD Shrinks 'maximum sharpness' and 'sharp (default)'. You can export the different Registry Settings to your desktop, so you can switch it easily before starting Recode 2. Have Fun !