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100 minutes to encode 100 minutes to burn..... help me please

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by lovetulip, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. lovetulip

    lovetulip Guest

    My dvdshrink used to work perfectly fine, approx 40-45 minutes to encode a disc & then Nero 8 minutes to burn a disc.

    Since we have moved they are gradually getting slower, to the point now it takes approx 2-3 hours to encode a disc & 100 minutes to burn the disc.

    I have uninstalled & reinstalled both application numerous times & cannot figure out why this would happen, f someone knows something please please please can you let me know how to fix it.

    THankyou
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Check the Primary and Secondary IDE controllers for DMA status on the hard drive and the dvd burner.

    My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager.
    click on the '+' beside IDE Controllers.
    Right click the primary and secondary to check the properties, then 'Advanced Settings'
    DMA should be on for the hard drive and the DVD burner..

    You can also run Nero Tools > Nero Info Tool and click on the 'Configuration' tab.

    If either the HDD or the Burner has DMA turned off, use the device manager to uninstall the particular channel.(right click, 'uninstall') then reboot and it will be reinstalled.
     
  3. lovetulip

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    THankyou for your prompt response - I just finished doing that after finding a thread with a response from (binka??????)
    Can't remember - thats short term memory loss for you

    Am just about to restart & reinstall dvd shrink as I have removed it again before posting this thread

    Heres hoping

    Thanks again
     
  4. lovetulip

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    ok got into the nero the primary channel has DMA turned off but nothing happens when I right click on it - there is no option to delete anything.... help again please
     
  5. attar

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    It's uninstall, then reboot.


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  6. lovetulip

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    aha done - I was trying to uninstall it from inside nero instead of there, dumb hey, but all good now - had to give it a test run & its all back to the original functions

    Thanks again
     
  7. pcbears

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    Hey how do I get to the device manager with windows xp
     
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    Right click on "My Computer" > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager.

    "My Computer" is on the Desktop or the Start menu.
     
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    What if I don't have a secondary it just has the first thing and a primary. Would that still be fine??
     
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    It just means that there is nothing connected to the Secondary.
    It's normal practice though to have the HDD on the Primary and Optical devices on the Secondary - but don't quote me.
     
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    yeah i'm not really good with computers so I don't know what that means so should I uninstall it or what???
     
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    What's the problem?
     
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    Well when I first used dvd shrink it took about 40 minutes for the entire process now it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes what happened. This is the first time I used my dvd burner. does it break in or something and take longer?
     
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    If DMA is off on the burner, then certainly uninstall the controller and reboot.
    If you are using DVD Shrink to rip DVD's you should switch to DVD Fab Decrypter and save Shrink for shrinking.
    The drive drops out of DMA when there is a problem reading a disk.
    It doesn't happen in normal operation but ripping encrypted DVD's will do it and because DVD Shrink has not been updated for years it cannot be relied upon to rip the newer releases.
     
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    ok
     
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    Think that's tedious? Try using Zune software to convert and sync a 2gb video file to the player. Takes between 5-6 hours. Praise be to Microsoft; OUCH!
     
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    ok if I uninstall my controller how do I reboot it??
     
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    Click 'Start' >'Turn off Computer'

    After using DVD Fab, open the output in Shrink and click 'Backup'.
     
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    Thank you so much that helped out so much. It used to go at a rate of 2000 KB/S now it's about 5000. thank you again you are the greatest.
     
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    Okey-dokey.
     

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