I have a LG GSA-5160D 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R dvd burner, external. when i use dvd decrypter, the speed reaches up to 8.6x when putting a movie on the hard drive. However, if i then open dvd shrink and attempt to to encode, the rate does not pass 1000 kb/s. Now i know it is not the burner or the usb port, as i just upgraded both of them. Also, if i use the usb 1.1 port, then the rate is 900 kb/s. If i just use dvd shrink without dvd decrypter, i have the same speed problem. The speed was up around 4000-5000 kb/s last week when i was using it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!