I have a few problems with shrink. First and foremost, Shrink refuses to read from the disk for me, even though, I have read that it is capable of ripping/decrypting. I have tried on over a dozen different dvds, some new some 7 or 8 years old, and it just won't do it. When I try I get an error saying it is copyright protected. I have to use Decrypter, to rip to HDD, then use shrink on the file, then burn with decrypter. I downloaded the latest version of shrink to no avail. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Second problem... It takes forever for me to decrypt/compress and get ready to burn. On average, it takes 30-40 mins for Decrypter to do its thing, then another 25-35 for deep analysis in Shrink, Then another 30-45 for compression. Burn times are great at 4x taking 14-17 mins. When decrypter is ripping it usually shows a rate of 2-2.1x. I don't know if it is related because I didn't have shrink last time I did it, but with Xcopy, when I had formatted my HDD, installed windows, drivers, and Xcopy, I could rip/compress in about 15-25 mins. Then after I had put my other programs back on, my next burn and all after that were in the 45-65 minute range, usually on the high side of that. Even on movies I had done before. What could be causing this? My PC is a AMD Athlon 1800XP, w/ 512mb of 266 ram, 80gb ATA133 HDD. Any help appreciated. If I need to format again I will, but I would rather not.