I have searched a fair amount, and found that some have been having the same problems. When I encode using handbrake from a DVD or from a Video_TS folder off the HD, Handbrake only encodes about 3/4s of the movie. Leaving the last 20 or so mins out of the film. Movies I have tried: Superbad Simpsons Bourne Ultimatum I used mac the ripper to encode on the hd first, then used handbrake, with the same result. If copyrighted protection is playing a part in my problem, why would it cut off only the last 20 mins, why not the entire film. I am using 2.0ghz macbook w/2gb ram.