Basically, you can encode various MPG and AVI files to VCD/SVCD compliant (mpeg-1 or 2) ones, and while some AVI files work, some don't... and the ones that don't are the ones I REALLY would like to work, such as the MST3K episodes which can be found on Kazaa and other fine filesharing programs. I just don't know why the bastards won't work. I figure it has to be some wacky codec problem, but I can't be sure. I can view the files and they look just fine... but I can't run 'em through TMPGEnc, grr. Ya know, I like that people try to find the best possible codec to use on things -- I can understand the need for perfection, but for fuck's sake... there are just TOO many tweaked versions for my taste. Pick a fucking codec and stick with it... and make sure it can be made into an MPG with some ease. Who the hell wants to sit at a computer for 2 hours to watch something that could be burned to VCDs and watched in the comfort of your own bed/couch/what have you... argh! When DVD players are able to play all sorts of AVI files, and when I own such a beast, I will be a very happy camper.