I wanted to make this a seperate thread from the skrink running slow one because I have the same but different problem: I have been running the latest Shrink and Decrypter since they came out and burning everything fine. Normally burning an entire DVD would take 1 to 1.5 hours. One day, I went to burn and all of a sudden, DVD Decrypter took over an hour to decrypt and DVD Shrink took 3 hours to analyze, 2 hours to encode and 2 hours to write a Nero image. Decrypter is running at 1.4x and shrink is running at 649 KB/s to 1079 KB/s now. Grr! I have burned about 150 discs without a single problem and in fact I burned two the day before. I am running DvD Shrink, DVD43, DVD Decrypter, and Nero 6.0 on a Dell Demension with a 120 gig W.D. Carvier Special Edition HD, and 512 RAM. My DVD Burner is a LG 4040i (max burn is 4x). When running DVD Shrink (or Decrypter) my CPU useage is at 100% and my mouse curser moves choppy. Everything else works fine on my computer...no other programs are suffering and I can burn CD-R's just fine. I'm so frustrated because I didn't alter any settings or change anything to cause the poor performance. At first I thought my DVD drive went bad because it was running slow in Decrypter. I found out that wasn't true because decrypter rips the files to my HD for DVD Shrink. Then, I thought my RAM went bad, but I put in some RPG games that require RAM and they worked fine. I removed the programs (shrink and decrypter) from my CPU and installed earlier versions, but that didn't solve anything but give me two coasters on my next two attempts at burning. Please help! Please! Please! Please! Please!