i have been trying to back up my dvd collection and when i rip the dvds in xvid or divx format there are bars on the side. my monitor is widescreen (16:9) but so are the movies im trying to rip, so instead of filling up the screen the encoded movies have bars on the top and the side. im using #1 dvdripper but ive also tried other programs to the same result, and i use the basic version of divx encoder. ive tried changing the aspect ratio settings (there are lots of options) but to no avail. it is very frustrating and help would be so much appreciated!