I'm not sure why the dvd shrink encoding process is so slow. I've used decrypter before with pinnacle instant copy, and that worked great! But now since the breakup, the girlfriend has the other computer. The system I just built has a athlon 2600xp (1.97ghz) and I have 512mb (333mhz) of ram with a 12x dvd burner. In the future I'm going to upgrade the ram, but it should be fast enough as is. It seems that most people on here use decrypter with shrink or Nero with shrink. I think I'm going to try the shrink with Nero. I guess first of all I'm wonder on how to speed up the shrinks encoding. My burner is set at DMA mode already. Just don't know what else to do. Any suggestions? Please no comments on about asking the x for a copy of the instant copy.