Im totally noob when it comes to burning, however I did download Dvd Shrink and Decrypter. I follwed a guide i found and got shrink up to the point where its encoding "The Godfather" DvD, and i was wondering if encodes are suppose to take this long. By the time its done it will be about 50 mins that is has been doing its thing. Is this normal? I have a amd 1900 with a gig of ram, and my dvd burner is a Memorex True 8x dual format Drive. the rate it says its encoding at is 3500/kb's. Does this encoding have to do with my burners read speed? Mine is 12x. Also is there a setting I could be missing? I have dvdxcopy as well and found it much easier to use. Any need to be using shrink and Decrypter if I have dvdx? Thanks for help.