Ok here is the thing. I want to combine video and live animatronic action togeather. I want to use VSA because I love programing with it and Monkeybasic. The video and action must match perfectly over and over again. This rules out a dvd play button hack (to mechanical and unstable). I also want to do it for very cheap (that rules out expencive equipment and programs). Here's how I think it can be done. Have two computers one with VSA and one with just a media player (Windows media player). Using Visual basic write a program that pre-loads a video and waits. Then use a command from VSA to play it. Play around with the programming in VSA to interact the animatronics while the video is playing. Then at the end stop, preload and play it again Simple right??? hehehhe right??? .... any way any body have any ideas or better ways to do this? Come on all you programmers what do you think?