I'm new at this stuff, guys, so please bear with me. First, here's my setup: running XP Pro SP2 on a Dell Dimension 4600, P4 3GHz, 1024MB RAM, and burning on a Plextor PX-712A. I'e been using Verbatim DVD-R's, rated 16X. My software is 1Click DVD Copy and DVD 43 for decryption. I have also used DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter when a particular movie has proved difficult, (not too often). My question is how do I know what speed I am burning at? If I am reading my setup correctly, I'm burning at about 8X. Shouldn't I be at 12X? Considering the burner model and the media I am using? So, just how do I know what speed I am burning at, and how do I increase burn speeds? Thank you.