I'm so frustrated I've been pulling my hair out for the last few days. I have 3 dvd's of my wedding video that I got from our friend who filmed it all for us. My goal is to get them all into DV format so I can use/edit it in iMovie. I managed to do the first disk using Toast (doing a disk image, then a convert). When I realized how large my file was (10 gig's... I have lots of room, about 100 gig's still, but I don't want to clog up HDD space), I went out and bought an external hard drive. I got a "Western Digital My Book Home Edition". After transferring the first dvd over to the My Book, I went to convert the second disk I got from the videographer, and have now been getting errors on Toast... it says "The file 'Video_TS.VOB' could not be accessed. (Data fork, -36)". Then, when I hit ok, it says "Couldn't complete the last command because there was an I/O error (your disc may be copy-protected)". As a test, I went and did the first disk again, and I'm getting the same errors. What has the WD External Drive DONE??? So I know it's not copy protected, because 1) our friend filmed it for us (and gave us all the original tapes too) and 2) I did this with one of the disks already. I also tried doing it various other ways as well, like transferring the file to my desktop first (won't go to my desktop - same type of error), and using disk utility (input output error). I even tried repairing the disk permissions, and repairing the disk... still no luck. If anyone can PLEASE help, it would be much appreciated... Thanks so much!!!! ps. Oh, and I re-formatted the external drive to HFS+, from FAT32 when I realized that I couldn't transfer the first disk over to it (>4 gigs). pps. I unplugged the external drive, and I'm still getting the same problem (is the external drive even the problem, or is the timing just coincidence???).