Actually, there are choices, WMV, MPEG2, and a couple others. I ran repair and all I get now is "There was a problem wrting to the disk" error. And if I knew what "movie format" is, I wouldn't be asking the question. Unfortunately, Best Buy won't take this back, so I really need some advise in helping make this thing work. If I wanted sarcasm, I'd ask my wife to help.