I have a pioneer DL burner from 2 years ago. For some reason it takes a long time to encode dvds now. It used to encode and back up a dvd in 30 minutes. Now it takes around 3-4 hours to encode it. DVD shrink will show the preview screen of the dvd I am backing up and it will encode a few frames and then pause at a frame for 1 minute or more and this will continue until the whole movie is done 3 hours later. Do you know what could be causing this? Maybe a firmware updaten on the dvd burner is needed?