I just used Handbrake to put Gran torino on my 13" MBP and it took well over 1hr 20mins to do it. these were my settings: output settings : format: mp4 video codec: h.264 Average bitrate: 1500kbps Picture settings: Anamorphic: strict Crop: automatic Unchecked grayscale encoding and 2pass encoding. Im just trying to put movies on my harddrive so i can watch them thats all. Anyone got better settings or something i miss, if you got a screenshot of the settings i would greatly appreciate that also! thanks alot!