So here's the problem, I tried burning the Guardian the other day the same way I've done it for hundreds of other movies- AnyDVD and Shrink. After going through the initial stuff with shrink, the encoding window popped up and it was only going at around 4-5 kb/sec and was giving me a time of 500+ hours to finish the job. I tried several times and got the same results, except that the program would not respond when I closed the encoding window. The same thing happened again this evening while trying to burn Hollywoodland. Normally, my movies finish within 30 min. to an hour (max). I've got the most up to date version of anydvd and shrink, I even tried reinstalling the latter. Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!