I don't know where to put this, and since i am doing this on a Mac i thought it would fit here best. I am using a utility called Handbrake which can do DVD ripping on the Mac OS X, and was wondering what bit rate do you all suggest? I have been trying with 1024, but it is causing blocks to appear in scenes where there is a lot of bright light (Blowtorching, Movie: SWAT), or there is a lot of action (Cheering, Movie: Dodgeball). What bit rate do you all suggest? I am trying to keep the movies below 2 GB, but as long as it is quality i really don't care. I am using mp4 as the container, with mpeg4 as the codec, with AAC as the sound codec. Sound quality is superb, it is the image quality which matters most to me. Are there any people here that have done this before and know how it works, and what works best? Thank you, J-W Regeer P.S. All movies are legal, i am doing this to create a digital library to put on our digital movie theater (Okay, so it is not that big, but it has a PC hooked up to a HDTV, and it contains no DVD drive, plus we want multiple movies easily accessable from the thing itself, without having to look for DVD's as that is a nightmare in this household) THe PC itself has 4 HD's of 360 GB each. All IDE, at 7200 RPM, just copying from the DVD's straight to a folder works as well with the software i am using, but i would like to slink it down from 6 - 10 GB per movie to approx 2. We own almost 300 DVD's.