After transfering the VHS to a DVD recorder and then transfering it to my HDD to be converted to AVI, I was trying to cut out a 10 minute cartoon from the tape using Virtualdub. Somehow, when I used the Xvid codec as the compression codec, I ended up with a file that was 230mb. Way too much for a VHS quality tape so I tried DIVX and it was 45mb. But when I looked at the video, it was filled with TONS of small blocks on the screen. Is there such a thing as a happy medium where the file size isn't huge but the video quality isn't bad? Or am I configuring DIVX wrong?