OMG-- a 4th posting! I'm also wondering if anyone has skill or ability working with DVDs and digital video editing. I have some DVDs that I'm trying to rip into AVI or MPG format in order to edit them for little cut scenes during the convention, however, I am having difficulty doing this. I have done it before for anime music videos, but these dvds don't seem to want to open in my video editor (Sonic Foundry's Screenblast). Let me know if you have expertise in doing this, and I will be hugely grateful. I can do the actual video editing very easily, it's just getting it into a format I can work with that's driving me up the wall. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) since I really rarely read the boards, and I'm morally limited to only 1 post a year Thanks!