Lets say I have a 4.5 gig mpg. I then create a movie with ulead, and a menu. and at the final stage it has 4 methods. Something like best good standard poor. if I pick best (1) it wants an 8 gig disc? Now how in the heck is it going to burn an 8 gig file from a 4 gig file? it can't magically produce data that is not there. i made the mpg from a avi with tmpgenc, as a mpeg-2, 1:1 25fps, 2 pass vbr, ntsc. is it because i started with a mpg2 and ulead is converting it to a mpeg1? If so is there that much difference. and if that is the case my dvd player up stairs plays mpeg2, will i get better video since i can get better compression on that dvd player. All i have to do is put a mpg file in a directory and that DVD player plays it?