If you want to have up-converted MPEG2 media files, then perhaps you are better spending the money on a unit which do this in hardware, in real-time. However, MovieStyle has a month's free trial, so you could judge for yourself.[/QUOTE]
1.) I had never heard of Movie Style, until I connected with this board !
And of course AFTER I had purchased AVS :sad:
2.) I tried it with my fave Casino Royale, and it works much faster than AVS, as it seems to be close to real time. I find this rather curious since it has more bells and whistles (AVS) which encodes at about 500 % real time.
3.) Now you have opened up another pastime, which is figuring out how to rip my music dvds using Movie Style to another external drive!
The objective has always been to sit in front of the tv and choose whichever (movie or dvd) without going through the actual library of all of them on shelves, to choose and play something, as they are all in different rooms in the house.
Much appreciated everyone, and my thanks.