well...i personally would suggest you use tempgenc to encode (using dvd2avi to create a project file)...but anywayz, tempgenc is all about quality...so if you wanna be able to fit 2 movies on 1 CD, you're gonna hafta sacrafice alotta quality...tempgenc is great at making SVCD's...some ppl say they can fit a movie onto 1 CD, and it still looks good...but i think you'll hafta at least make a movie onto 2 CDs for it to be anywhere near DVD quality...plus if you wanna have your dvd rip play on a standalone..u gotta use tempgenc to encode to VCD or SVCD