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Slower Macs and DVD Backups query

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by badbob69, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. badbob69

    badbob69 Member

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    Hello all first post here and im very wet behind the ears so bear with me, i have a 700 mhz mac and an external lacie d2 dvd rw burner i was wondering if my macine in conjuction with the burner would be able to handle the task of backing up my dvd collection any help given would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    You'll need at least 15G of hard drive space.
     
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    I have iMac G3 400mhz, and external Lacie D2, and no problems what so ever. Almost 100% results, if you use proper DVD-R -media and the source disc is fine. I also burn only 4X, not faster and not slower.

    Ripping takes about 30 min (give or take), and compression about an 1 hour (give or take), but results have been great (if you can call "compression" great in the 1st place, since basically it sucks).
     
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    G3/300:
    1. Rip 15-30 min on DVR-105
    2. Compress dvd9 a little over an hour
    3. burn at 4x no problem

    G5 Dual 2.0GHZ

    1. Rip 15-30 min on DVR-106D
    2. Compress dvd9 4-11 minutes
    3. Burn 4x

    Mainly it's the compression that takes the time.
     
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    Thanks for your replies i'll be giving it a go some time this week :)
     
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    Boy they're sure getting aggressive with their spam...er a I mean advertising on this site. Pop up windows and now ads in the posts!!!???!
     

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