Alright, even though I am still having some Napster-related issues, I just downloaded some free software that has solved my video-conversion problems. My test of the season premiere episode of The StarGay was a resounding success - it was great quality, worked fast and took up much less memory than I imagined. I've yet to try the software from the same company that rips DVDs directly to iPod-compatible files, but reviews of it on the net are good, and I'm looking forward to trying it.
Movies wherever I go? Oh, iPod!
If you have a video iPod, check out the software at Videora. It is pretty damn awesome.