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DVD shrink getting progressively slower

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by Mickey McClure, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Mickey McClure

    Mickey McClure Newbie

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    I've been using DVD shrink for years and it has performed flawlessly. The last couple of week I've developed a problem. When I start ripping a DVD it starts out fine, then progressively slows down , taking all night to finish ripping a DVD. I don't have an entry in my device manager for ide controllers. I'm running Windows Vista SP2. And don't know why I don't have this controller, but I've checked and googled and can't find a reason why.
     
  2. scorpNZ

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    IDE controller would most probably be part of the chipset software of the motherboard manufacturer so have a look there or if it's a dell,hp etc there'll be a download on their website.

    However since you mention it's been ok up to this point i'd look at the dvd disc first as it sounds very much like bad sectors on the dvd & shrink has been set to retry,assuming shrink has that option.The other thing it may be is the dvd burner/reader,ripping a disc on anther computer will determine if that's the case & i'm not talking about a laptop either
     
  3. Mickey McClure

    Mickey McClure Newbie

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    This has not just happened with one dvd, it's happening with all of them and dvdshrink is working fine on another computer on the same dvds. I've worked for a week trying to figure this out to no avail. Thanks for your help
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Is it also slow when using the likes of the old DVD Decrypter
     
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    Mickey how we getting on ?

    happy new year attar!
     
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    attar Senior member

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    That's very kind of you and I reciprocate.
    If the coming year is as agreeable as 2016 ( I never slashed my wrists or hired someone to hang me), then all will be well.
     
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    A wild guess would be to check how much free space you have on C:. You might need to remove some junk. If your disk is near full that would slow the process down.
     
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    another wild guess would be the dvd drive is knackered ;)
     
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    Have a try at MakeMKV, VidCoder, Format Factory, Freemake Video Converter or free dvdaid.
     
  10. Mez

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    BTW...
    DVD Decrypter was replaced with Imgburn about 10years ago. Imgburn lacks the ability to decode an encoded DVD but otherwise it is a bit better. The author has made some improvements in 10 years.

    I have seen your problem maybe a dozen times on this forum. In all cases it was a disk space issue. That doesn't mean it couldn't be your DVD player has something wrong with it. I have seen enough of those too. Either of these likely causes will not be fixed by moving to new software. Another hardware possibility I hadn't though of before is somehow the read/write mode to your hard disk has been altered. That is reviewed either in the BIOS or somewhere in your OS. In win 7 and before it was in the system driver section somewhere. That happened to me about a decade ago but I don't recollect where the OS part of the access is. Modern HDs read & Write faster using very large blocks of information. Sometimes there is a native mode. That usually works best.

    Good luck!

    Let us know what the solution was. That way we can better help others. Most of the respondents have been on this board for over a decade even if the joined date doesn't indicate that. We agree it is some kind of hardware issue.
     

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