I've been using DVDdecrypter/DVDshrink/Nero to backup for quite a while now. First i discovered problems backing up DVD's with multiple episodes(using reauthor + compression) - there would be freezing and skipping that would occur toward the end of each episode. I eliminated some variables - got good Ritek media, stopped using sticky labels - and now when i try to do anything with Shrink other than "movie only" the dvd's don't even read at all. I'm burning at 4X speed with Ridata 8X DVD-R. I don't know what kind of burner i have, it's 8X DVDdual. What's so great about DVDShrink if you can't shrink freely with it?