I own a couple of dvd's of the tv show ALF that I want to convert to divx/xvid. I have been thumbling around with virtualdub but can't get a satisfying result. The converted movie is blurrie, yellow and I see "stripes" when people move fast (artefacts?) Can anyone recommend a good (simple) freeware tool to encode into divx/xvid (which is better anyway?) and what settings to use? We have the PAL tv-system here in NL, but I have noticed that when I convert the NTSC dvd to PAL the picture stutters... My tv handles NTSC quite well, as does my dvd player. O, just one more thing: I do not want to recode the entire dvd, just a few VOB files. So the program must be able to recode individual VOB files. Thanks.