This is gonna be tricky to explain so please bear with me...I'll do my best! I have some TV shows recorded on my PC (recorded with MCE2005), these are recorded at full quality as DVR-MS files, and the files are very large...there are some shows I have recorded for my 1 year old son, so I decided to compress these and move them off the MCE machine to free up some space. However, some of the programs have changed framerate during the compression...and this is were I have trouble explaining it...I guess you either get it or not. Basically, some shows appear to be using a higher framerate than others. Best example are soap operas, live broadcasts (especially news) and some other "live action" TV programs tend to display at these "higher framerates" - motion is smooth and fluid. Other programs (notably films) run at this "lower framerate" (25fps). My problem is that some of the "higher framerate" programs have been converted to 25fps giving them that film-like "lower framerate" look - which just looks weird when you try to watch them. The audio remains unchanged - its only visually the change has occurred. So my question is, is the original PAL footage indeed running at 50fps? Or am I going barmy? Any help would be appreciated.