Hello I've been using handbrake to rip DVDs and downloads (4- 8gb) to play in my hometheater. Ripping these media gives me a 1.something (eg 1.2) gb file. I'm looking for optimum quality in sound and picture, I set: Framerate same as source constant quality RF:19 audio same as source passthru etc. So why is the file size so much smaller? How do people rip DVDs into 4 gb? Is their quality better or does handbrake have some type of special encoding yielding small file sizes? I check the framerate and it's usually the same as source. Am I really getting optimum playback for hometheater or should I use a different program?