Why if I take a VHS tape and convert it to digital (from the player to the PC) does it convert the video in real time (1 hour takes an hour), but if I try to convert video that is already on the PC to another format, 1 hour may take 20 hours? Now, I get the general idea of compression and formatting and all... However, if I went straight from the VCR tape to say H.264, it would render in REAL time. But, if I go from .VOB to H.264, it takes forever. Like the vcr to dvd recorder I have converts the video in real time, but my PC takes the already digital video and records it to another format and it takes forever? Am I doing something wrong here? I just want to take it out of the DVD format and into something more PC friendly. I am not trying to change the quality. Why can't it do it from DVD to H.264 in the same time it can go from VHS to H.264? Thank you for anybody who knows the answer.