This may be a pretty simple question, but I've been searching here and Googling and I can't seem to find an answer, maybe because I'm not exactly sure what to call it. I have an EyeTV (200) which I use to record shows so I can watch them on my schedule. My coworkers and I like Desperate Housewives, and our office has a digital projector set up with a Mac Mini, so we occasionally have after work screenings of the week's episode. I sometimes use the EyeTV to convert the show into an MPEG-4 format, but this time I was pressed for time so I decided to just grab the raw MPEG-2 file that the EyeTV creates in it's Archive folder, and I figured I would just use VLC Player to play it at work. Now, the question. When I play it in VLC, it works fine, except I see a line of white-ish dancing...well, lines across the top of the screen, that are not visible when watching the show through the EyeTV or on the TV screen. I saw one place that it's the closed captioning information, someone else told me it could be the signature of the video recorder. I'm not sure what to look for because I don't know exactly what to call it. Googling 'white lines on video' doesn't turn up much. Thank you, digital video geniuses in advance for sharing your vast knowledge.