believe it or not *leans towards not* I have. Several times. And followed them. And yet... *shrugs* I don't think my computer believes they work. I can tell you all the pros and cons of mpegs and rant about the reasons for using/needing HuffYUV, and go over the step by step way you should be able to get really nice footage off a DVD or encode a sweet AVI, but I have tried, time and again, and its just... not... working.
So if you're going to lay blame, its not a lack of research, just lack of understanding by a computer-semi-illiterate
Thanks and have a nice day.