Handbrake worked like magic. THANKS!! What settings do you use? I selected the Roku 720P30 Surround. I noticed that the encoder level was 3.1. The video / audio document says it should be 4.1 or 4.2, however 3.1 still seamed to work.
I noticed handbreak can be installed on Unbunto. My DREAM would be the ability to install this on a web server and write a script that uploads, converts and places it on my CDN.