Gremlin, Thanks. Does kmttg using Java 1.5.0_24 on your 10.5.8 system have any issues like I'm experiencing with short bursts of activity interspersed with unexplained "dropouts" in responsiveness, etc.? Today I restarted kmttg from scratch and told it to save metadata, download, decrypt, and extract closed captions for a 9 GB recording on a TiVo Premiere that uses a wireless-N network connection. This was at 10:37 AM. It's now 8:34 PM and the decryption job is crawling along, about 2/3 done. The download took over 5 hrs., from 10:37 AM to 3:59 PM! I did not have any other kmttg jobs queued during this entire time. I'm pulling my hair out ... all this used to work fine. I'm tempted to do a clean install of OS X 10.5 next and see whether my problem gets cleared up by that!