I normally use anydvd, and clonedvd to shrink a dvd down, to just its menus and the main movie.
After I encode with CCE SP 188.8.131.52 and Normally do a 5 pass VBR.
A 2 hour long movie takes me only 160-200 minutes to encode and i get an average encoder speed of 3.5 -3.7. Sometimes it dips down to 2-3 and sometimes it jumps all the way up to 5.
Is this a good speed?