I just learned that once you have a DVD burner, that does not neccessarily mean you automatically have DVD burning capabilities. Soooo, last night, I found this site and have been cramming info into my brain. I downloaded DVD Shrink, and DVD Decrypter onto my computer. I am trying to backup a compy of VAn Helsing which is a huge file! I put it through DVD Shrink, then went to backup to hard drive where it went straight to DVD Decrypter. I left it going last night thinking it would be done by the time I woke up... Ha! Last night it said it had 4 hours till finished, now it says it is only at 17% - Encoding, the rate is only at 112 KB/s, Buffered - 45 MB, and still has over 16 hours to go.... This does not seem right.... Should it be taking this long? If I used Nero would that have sped up the process? I just pasued the encoding and downloaded Nero, but if it is going to make it take longer I do not want to start over agin... Should I just leave it alone, or should I start over and use Nero with DVD Shrink instead of using DVD Decrypter, and instead of Backup to my hard drive, backup directly to my DVD-R? This is all pretty new to me and am learning through the "touchy-feely" process. I would like to make a backup of all my DVD's but with all or most of the new ones encrypted, if it takes this long, I am having second thoughts... Someone please help!