This is going to be my best test so far. My wife has Stephen King's Rose Red which is split over two dvd's. (I think Stephen King's stuff is rubbish but she's the boss). Anyway, she wants the main movie off each disc put onto one disc without all the extras and the crap that goes with it. I told her that would be easy as I am an expert (bullshit). I put the two discs into two different drives at the same time, clicked in re-author and dragged the two main movies accross. To my horror it showed the compression as 39.8%. After telling her I'm an expert, I can't change my mind and tell her that I can't do it because it needs too much compression. I am the man of the house and obviously capable of anything. I clicked on the extra analyze bit and the aec bit at the bottom and changed the setting to extra smoothness. It took about half an hour to analyze and then switched to encoding and showed time remaining as 3 hours and 23 minutes. I can ususally analyze, encode and burn in less than an hour so this must be asking a lot. I would like to have done it with RB/CCE but after trying for a week and being helped by about fifty other A/D members I still couldn't get it to work and abandoned the idea altogether. If shrink is going to take as long as RB/CCE then it had better be worth the wait as I have to keep my hero status in front of my wife. If it doesn't work out then I'm going to blame someone else. (Practising excuses): 1. It was ddlooping's fault my dear. 2. ScubaPete told me to do it that way. 3. I shouldn't have listened to Nephilim, john179, flip218, michigan. etc etc.