I tried my first converting effort last night. The goal was one, 90-minute movie using the iPhone/iPod touch presets. The result was only the first chapter of the movie (under three minutes of video!) which took about five hours to process. I've read several of the other threads on Handbrake, and I still can't figure out why it runs so doggone slow on my Mac, which is a G4 1.7. I'm not going to try this again obviously if it's going to take several days to convert one movie (even assuming I could figure out how to make it convert an entire movie). Isn't this supposed to be easy? That's what I keep hearing, anyhow!