thanks for the info I knew it had to be something to do with the settings... well after a full day it is at the part that says muxing...so it does indeed seem to be doing something and that is good!!!! Does it always take this long? I am running dual core 3000 processor with 2gig of ram and 70 per cent free HD. once it is done can I use dvd decryptor to burn or do I have to use img burn....I have both just never before used img burn, but looks easy enough?...hang on I said that about ripbot...LOL!!!!!!