I am wanting to rip all of my dvds onto a hard drive that I will leave connected to my TV so that I no longer need to keep changing discs every time I want to watch something new and live in fear of scratching and ruining the discs. However, I am not sure what file type I should be creating or the codecs I should be using (video and audio). If the file type isnt supported by the TV, I will play the file on my comp and use the TV as an external display, so dont worry about that. Could someone please tell me the specs of the files I should be creating (and a decent app to use as well)? I have googled this but can't find anything very good. If anyone knows of a site explaining this stuff, please let me know. Thanks, Sam.