Hi I have a Macbook Pro 2.5Ghz 4gb memory OSX 10.6.6 I encode a lot of EyeTVHD video clips. It is a slow laborious process. I mean it takes 6 to 12 hours for some jobs. EyeTV tells me that even its own hardware driven Turbo264 would not enhance encode times with my setup. My question is what is out there currently that speeds up encoding and burning dvd disks? Will the new multi core processors speed things up? Is the only way to buy a new $4000 Mac machine? Is it better to have more GHz or more cores ? From what I've read the software has to be able to incorporate these new processors. And one more question - why does iMovie not import Quicktime h.264 video format but will import h.264 files ? Thank you very much for any help and advice.