Hi, New to this board but have burned a few DVDs successfully. I'm trying to understand why DVD Shrink rips so much slower than DVD Decrypter on my W2K computer. I have a Plextor 708 and hacked Toshiba 1712 and both rip at the same speeds. Decrypter just flies while Shrink does not. My system is a P4 1.6ghz with 512mb ram. I have also tried to use Decrypter to rip DVD to hard drive and then use Shrink to re-author but it is still slow working from hard drive. So it seems that ripping from DVD and re-authoring from Hard drive react the same. Now I also have 2 hard drives installed and both have W2K installed. One drive had the original wnaspi32.dll file on it while the other drive did not. Both drives or should I say both W2K O/S systems react the same when ripping. So far I don't think the burners are the problem. I don't think W2K is the issue so I'm leaning towards Shrink as the issue but I read where so many others are achieving good rip speeds. I also believe that longer movies will take more time to rip then a movie that requires no compression but how much time is reasonable is the question. Just looking for any guidance here. Thanks.