I downloaded some movies and they are in .avi files. I'm converting them to mpeg-2 so I can author them into dvd's. I have an older dual cpu motherboard with a pair of P3-1ghz cpu's. The conversion takes up 95-100% of both cpu's. So here is my question: if I had a tv card with built-in hardware encoder like one of the hauppage units, would I be able to send a file from my hard drive to the card, and use it's hardware encoder? I'm running Mandriva Linux, thanks in advance!