what is easily the best and fastest dvd encoder
heard of flaskmpeg, tmpgenc,
also heard that divx3.11 the original is better than the divx 5 and later
CinemaCraft Encoder SP, hefty price tag, but defiantly one of the fastest, and probably the best quality around (can go up to 9-Pass VBR).
I have cce sp 2.5 and I like it. I also have mainconcept and IMO it's faster than cce and the results are as good or better. Just my opinion.