Hi eveyone, I'm new to the forum and I've noticed a few posts about slow encoding and burn time. Currently its taking me approx 5-7 hours from start to finish to encode and burn a dvd using dvd shrink!! I've havent channged the settings from the default settings. The initial analysis is quite fats (around 1,585kb/s) and only takes a couple of mins...so thats no probs. I've been clicking 'back up dvd' and using the drive source to burn with nero. The analysing phase then takes approx 1 hour (thats with enable preview off). Then comes the encoding part which takes 6-7 hours!!! After it finally encodes the burning part is fine..doesnt take too long to write onto the blank dvd at all. My main prob is this freaking encoding...anyone got any tips for this problem? it would be greatly appreciated!