I recently purchased a new computer the details of which are included in the thread below. I transferred my DVD-bruner from the old to the new. The new computer has all the beels and whistles, but the ripping and burning process is taking quite a long time of this computer. (1-1.5hr deep analysis, 1-1.5hr encoding, 2 hrs to burn). On my old computer P3 600Mhz, it only took about 15minutes to burn a DVD. All the other information regarding this situation is in the thread below. I'm posting this to try to get a greater number of responses and possible solutions. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/137387 Thank you all for reading this and your help.