KnoWei and Others, You are obviously very knowledgable and have helped me optimize my settings. I have an Archos 705. I was informed by Slysoft that even though there is no setting at present for the 705, I should use the 605 settings. I have a few questions and observations: 1. I always checked the deinterlace option (since it is a default setting) but I found that on DVDs, it was not necessary and increased the file size, or in other words, prevented me from using a higher quality setting. 2. The Archos manual actually says that all types of formats (except the avi format) cannot exceed 4gbs per file. For avi formats, one cannot exceed 2gbs. Until I found that out, I couldn't figure out why my movies couldn't play when the file was larger than 2gbs. 3. I'm not sure about the effectiveness of the 2 pass option (or for that matter the 3 pass option which I've never tried). For one, when I use the maximum resoultion on one pass, the time it takes to rip is at least 75 minutes for about a 2 hour movie. When I select the 2 pass option, it takes another 75 or more minutes. I have actually found that the 2nd pass takes longer than the 1st. Does anyone know why? 4. Interestingly, when I rip an avi file with only 1 pass, I notice that the fps is 29. However, when I use 2 passes, it is reduced to 23 fps. I'm not sure why this happens, which brings me to my other question. I had thought that prior pmps or pvps showed jerky and unacceptable films because they only could play 15fps, and I thought that one of the greatest improvements in new pmps or pvps was that they could play 30 fps. So, isn't 23fps actually degrading the quality of the video? 4. Sorry, last question. One DVD that was originally a TV show I ripped using these settings and there were horizontal lines and jerkiness of the scenes when I played it back. Is this because the DVD was originally recorded for TV? Also, is this a situation that calls for deinterlacing checked to correct these problems? Many thanks for your answers.