I have a sizeable avi file. I wanted to put it on dvd so I put it in toast and hit start. About 20min later I notice its going to take FOREVER to finish. So I drop the file on my ipod, transfer that to my 3.5yr old windows machine, open Nero and start that. Right now Im burning the disc in Nero and Toast looks like its only about 60% done encoding. What gives? Ive also noticed that ripping/burning dvds on my mini is like getting a root canal without anesthesia. Its AGONIZINGLY slow. My old pc gets the job done in 30min or less, depending on the size of the files.