I believe I finally have all my ripping issues resolved. Being the newbie here I think that perhaps others have already figured this one out so I won't post. Send me a note (PM) if not and I will respond. If several are received I will start a separate thread.
Archos needs to publish a Video for Dummies book! What a ride!
Been playing with my new AV500 for about a week now. Getting around to actually watching some of the video I have put on it. I have several videos that end early. I see a similar post, but no resolution.
The files synch OK from Windows Media to the AV500. The file size on the AV500 matches what is on my PC. When I view information about the file on the AV500 it shows the correct size and duration for the movie. When I open the file the duration is cut short (1 hr 47 min 11 sec to 1 hr 11 min 26 sec for example).
Seems to be OK for shorter DVDs that I have ripped from collection such as music videos.