I have been burning one dvd video per night, files from various sources including bit torrent, podcasts, dvd rips (handbrake) and mainly files from my eyeTV recorder. Yesturday I burnt an .AVI file using Toast 7 onto a DVD-R, no menus no nothing. And it takes 4 hours and 39 minutes to encode and burn. Last weekend, I burnt a home movie in iDVD in 25 minutes (same type of disk and that time includes encoding all the menus etc.) Surely this cant be normal? There MUST be a quicker way. I am using a 1st gen MacBook Pro (2.16ghz Intel CoreDuo) with 1gb ram and 100gb HD. I would ideally like to get this process down under 1 hour. PS - I was using Aperture and Photoshop CS3 and the standard apps (i.e. firefox, safari, itunes, preview, dashboard & finder) at the time of burning but that shouldnt effect it that much...should it?