i appreciate your suggestions thus far.
I tired devede and it took 3 hours to convert 2 600 mb files into a video DVD format, and it doesn't play in any of my players (even multiregion player).
when i get the time to dig into mencoder, i certainly will!
Thanks for the suggestions and if anyone else has more, please let me know! Are there any FAQ's out there, to bring me up to speed as to what people are doing for ripping DVD's in linux or converting .avi's to a format that is compatible with most DVD players? I would like to educate myself rather than posting un-researched requests
focus on everything...
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