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Improving Speed on DVD Process

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by corman246, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. corman246

    corman246 Member

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    Hello,
    I'm currently in the process of burning my first DVD. I have downloaded DVD Shrink v3.2.0.15, DVDFab Decrypter, and the latest ImgBurn. I did not know how to use any of the software, so I searched through the guides and found this Guide . I am currently in the process of doing the DVD Shrink step. However, I have noticed that throughout the entire process, the pictures show DVDFab Decrypter ripping at 8.76 MB/s and finishing an entire movie in 17 minutes. My computer ran the process at 2.2 MB/s and took 57 minutes to complete. The same slow down is occurring for the DVD Shrink process as well. My question is, how can I speed up these processes. I do not know all the specifics about the hardware in my computer, nor do I know how to discover what they are. If anyone can help out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks much!
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi corman246
    Check and make sure all of your drives are in DMA mode and not PIO mode.
    The current transfer and transfer mode should both have DMA listed.
    Here's a guide
     
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    Well, I checked and both of my disc drives were set to DMA Mode. Could it be that my Sony DVD RW DRU-500A is just a little bit outdated in terms of technology?
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Could be it is an older drive.

    The latest firmware for it is 2.1A - here's a link.

    What are the pc specs like processor and ram installed?

    If you haven't recently do a disc cleanup & defrag. May help some but good to do on a regular basis.
     
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    How do I find the PC Specs and what RAM is installed?
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok - right click on my computer (usually an icon on your desktop)>properties then the general tab. The info will be listed there.
     
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    2.41 GHz and 512 MB of Ram
     
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    Good specs on the pc. So does look like the drive is the main culprit.
    Reads at a little more than 1/2 of the burn speed.

    May just be time to get a new one to speed things up and one that supports more of the media out there now. Pretty cheap now. (unlike when this Sony came out - much cheaper)
     
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    Thank you very much for all of the help. I really appreciate it. I'll check into upgrading my DVD Drive.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a problem corman246

    In the mean time if you haven't do a disc cleanup & defrag. You can do this by going to start>all programs>accessories>system tools. There are listed there.

    I'd also run a registry cleaner like the free ccleaner. Use the issues & cleaner options.

    Then there's the virus/spyware scans.

    All are good to do on a regular basis to keep the pc running slow and not bogging down.
     

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