I have spent plenty of time scanning through presidencies looking for methods to avoid my problem, but frankly I'm sick of wasting DVDs in an effort to find out if the similar thread's solutions will work in my case. If someone who understands my case knows of THE thread to look into please let me know. Please bare with me. I know this has been covered many times, but I'm not sure which precedence pertains to my case. I am trying to burn some TV Rips to DVD. Here's the problem: The burning process goes fine but when I play it in my dvd player, the audio starts out fine but gradually goes out of sync. DVD rips Burn fine, but I guess TV Rips do not. From what I can gather from some of the presidencies and from the error in Virtualdub, which I've tried to use to fix this problem, is that it has to do with the mp3 compression of the audio being in VBR and not CBR. Does this sound right? Do I just need to switch from VBR to CBR? Is it really that easy? Here is the message I get in Virtualdub: [!] AVI: Variable bitrate (VBR) audio detected. VBR audio in AVI is non-standard and you may encounter sync errors up to 5952ms when attempting to extract WAV files or processing the audio in Direct Stream Copy mode. Full Processing mode is recommended to decompress or recompress the audio. (bitrate: 121.8 ± 14.7 kbps) Moving on, I've tried using Virtualdub by setting the video to Direct Stream Copy and the audio to full processing mode and selecting the Lame mp3 48000Hz 192kbps CBR Stereo compression. I chose this compression because of a precedence. Tried again to burn it to DVD and still get a Sync problem. Tried other compressions with different Lame mp3 settings and In some cases it's a little more out of sync than others. I'm thinking that I'm choosing the wrong compression. How can I determine the right one in the future? Does the Bit Rate have to match the Data Rate or something like that? Do the video and audio sample rates have to match? Do I just have to switch from VBR to CBR choosing the same bit rate listed in the files properties? I've also tried to strip the audio and save it as a WAV to try a method I found in a precedence, But I get This error in Virtualdub: "Error initializing audio stream decompression: No installed audio codec could be found to decompress the compressed source audio. Check to make sure you have the required codec." Now I know what this means. But what Codec am I missing? Am I doing something wrong? Is there another method? Anyone have this problem before? Have I already answered my own problem? Someone please help.