The problem I am having came up again last night. I got the DVD "Lion King 1 and a half" and ripped it with handbrake. No problems what so ever. I opened it into Quick-time and it played fine. Opened MetaX and tagged the file. I then copied it into iTunes and tried playing from there. All i got was a black screen. No sound, no video, just a black screen for the entire movie. Any ideas on what happened??? I am running Mac 10.5.8, whichever the quick-time that came with it, MetaX version 2.4.6, and iTunes 9.0. I have not updated iTunes to 9.0.1 but i never thought of that as a problem. The day before this i encoded and tagged the Girlfriends "Sex and the City" disc 5 and it worked. Then went to the next disc and had the same problems as with "the Lion King". Many thanks for all the input. Just odd how it "chooses" which movies/TV shows it hates.