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Encoding Speed

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Bolitar, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Bolitar

    Bolitar Guest

    I have succesfully backed up a few DVD`s now using DVD Shrink 3.1. The guide tells me the encoding process should take between 15 and 60 mins. However it seems to take me about 3 hrs. The initial analysis is also slow - about 5-10 mins, compared to the guides suggestion of 30 seconds.The writing takes about 30 mins.

    I have a NEC ND-1300A (4x) burner. I suspect the problem could be my memory (64MB), but would appreciate if someone could confirm this and perhaps recommend how I could go about speeding up the process.
     
  2. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    It sounds like your memory is your problem. 64MB really isn't enough. I'd upgrade to at least 256MB or preferably 512MB.
     
  3. ScubaPete

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    Bolitar,

    I tend to agree wholeheartedly, 512RAM would be a nice neighborhood but if not that at LEAST 256 - increase your RAM and the times you were looking at will be yours -

    Nothing wrong with your burner, I stay with Ritek and Verbatim +R media. Check Meritline.com for good prices.

    You will find that the only -R media our burners like is AZO (top-of-the-line, super dye stuff).

    Pete
     
  4. Bolitar

    Bolitar Guest

    Thanks Vurbal and Pete.
    Looks like more memory it is.

    Happy burning.
     

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