Hi, I've searched through the forum and can see I'm not the only one that's confused. When copying material from my sky+ to DVD I tend to use the Variable Recording feature with DVD RAM. What confuses me is that sometimes this results in a "full" disk, sometimes as little as 3.2 gig when copied to DVD-R (with TMPGEnc). I have the VR set to auto and have deduced that this accounts for the varying amount of data (due to the machine "guessing" the best bit rate). I've also deduced that if I set the VR to fixed then this would use the full capacity. But which is better - fixed or auto? Auto should be better shouldn't it, but then surely using the discs full capacity is better than a 80+percent fill?