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#1

Hi All,

Ok, I have been using DVDFab Platinum for about 2 years now with no complaints. Great program as my kids destroy DVD’s constantly. Anyway, I was talking with a good friend who also has the program. Basically the bottom line is: after conferring that we both have the same version (5.0.7.6), and going over what equipment is in each PC, and what software is resident, his PC takes between 30-40 minutes to backup a DVD, while mine takes between 1-1/2 to 2 hours. The PC info for each rig is listed below:

His:
AMD Athlon 1.34Ghz
1GB Ram
JLMS-LTD 166S DVD-Rom
Samsung SH-S202N DVD-RW
Resident Programs:
AVG 8
Nero In CD5
Lexmark Z25 Print Monitor

Mine:
AMD Athlon XP2200+ 1.79Ghz
2 GB Ram
Pioneer DVR-106D
Pioneer DVR-110D
Resident Programs:
AVG8
HP Digital Imaging Monitor

I do not understand why my PC takes so much longer if I have the faster processor, more RAM and less items resident.

Thanks for your help.


#2

Nice to see ya postin’ on the forum. :slight_smile:

Do you each have different quality/compression settings, or the same settings?

Are you both backing up to the same type of DVD?


#3

You might want to update both your DvdFabs & then do something about your DMA, which you should be able to within DvdFab itself.


#4

Sure sounds like you are in the Programmed Imput/Output Mode (PIO) Go to the general setting page and click on the Reset DMA ( Direct Memory Acess) mode


#5

Hi Albert and Beef Barley, thanks for the info.

We both have DVDFab set to the default settings. I am using Maxell dvd+r 16X, John is using Windata dvd+r 16X.

I do not see any settings for DMA in DVDFab, can you tell me where they would be?

Thanks.


#6

Click on the green check mark at the top right corner of the fab screen then on the left top click on general and at the bottom of the next screen you will see a button that says reset DMA click that also I wouldn’t use the default settings


#7

My DVDFAB Platinum Settings Which Work Great For Me
Read
I/O Mode: Auto
Check: Ask Retry/Ignore/Abort When Reading Error
Retry: 5 Times
Skip Sectors After Reading Error: 32
Cache Control: Check Enable Read Ahead

Write
Write: Burning Engine VSO
Write Speed: 4X or 8X ( I use Verbatim 16X +R media writing at 8X or 12X)
DVD Writeable Media: DVD-5 Size 4472 ( less compression )
DVD-9 Size 8152 (DVD+R DL)
Write Type: SAO
Check Booktype To DVD-ROM ( only for DVD+R/RW Media )

Protection
Check Everything

Path Player
Always enable Path Player ( sometimes you might have to turn it off for some movies )


#8

I am using Maxell dvd+r 16X, John is using Windata dvd+r 16X.

Mostly recommended, would be Verbatim.


#9

Right on Beef, I forgot to put that in Thanks


#10

Hi Guys, thanks for the info. I will make the changes and let you know what happens.


#11

Hi Guys,
Ok I made the changes suggested. I grabbed the movie Labyrinth. There was a small change in speed - it took 1:14:20. Any other suggestions? Thanks.


#12

[QUOTE=knights89;2111982]Hi Guys,
Ok I made the changes suggested. I grabbed the movie Labyrinth. There was a small change in speed - it took 1:14:20. Any other suggestions? Thanks.[/QUOTE]
We need some specifics…
If you could post a few burn logs, it should help.

The default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]

If you’re using Img or Nero, follow the same file path to [B]Log[/B]


#13

Is it the read speed (Task1 of 2) or the burning (Task2 of 2) that is slow (or both)?


#14

[QUOTE=signals;2112033]Is it the read speed (Task1 of 2) or the burning (Task2 of 2) that is slow (or both)?[/QUOTE]
Read my mind pard…that is exactly what we need to know…the log should tell the tale…
Tag your it…:stuck_out_tongue:


#15

[quote=maineman;2112042]…the log should tell the tale…
…:p[/quote]As it always does. My money is on slow read.:slight_smile:


#16

Hi Everyone,
Here it is:

8/17/2008 10:03:19 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
8/17/2008 9:34:25 AM info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
8/17/2008 9:34:25 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:50 - Total completion time 00:30:36
8/17/2008 9:33:34 AM info Write finished in 00:29:45 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 2.08
8/17/2008 9:03:52 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
8/17/2008 9:03:49 AM info Write started 2290192 sectors to write
8/17/2008 9:03:49 AM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
8/17/2008 9:03:45 AM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x
8/17/2008 9:03:45 AM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
8/17/2008 9:03:45 AM info Media type: DVD+R
8/17/2008 9:03:43 AM info Scanned files #19, folder #2 - total size 4689195008 b. (4.37 Gb.)
8/17/2008 9:03:43 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
8/17/2008 9:03:43 AM info Write started
8/17/2008 8:06:57 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/17/2008 8:06:56 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
8/17/2008 8:06:56 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
8/17/2008 8:06:56 AM info New Drive selected : 3:3:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.37 [E] (Ata)
8/17/2008 12:29:53 AM info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
8/17/2008 12:29:53 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:34 - Total completion time 00:14:58
8/17/2008 12:29:18 AM info Write finished in 00:14:23 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.31
8/17/2008 12:14:58 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Write started 2290160 sectors to write
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Media type: DVD+R
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
8/17/2008 12:14:53 AM info Scanned files #19, folder #2 - total size 4689100800 b. (4.37 Gb.)
8/17/2008 12:14:53 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
8/17/2008 12:14:53 AM info Write started
8/16/2008 11:13:45 PM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/16/2008 11:13:44 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
8/16/2008 11:13:44 PM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
8/16/2008 11:13:44 PM info New Drive selected : 0:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.08 [G] (Ide)
8/16/2008 11:13:05 PM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
8/16/2008 9:54:18 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.08 [G] (Ide)
8/16/2008 9:54:18 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info DLL Version 5, 0, 7, 6
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info Version 5, 0, 7, 6
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
8/16/2008 9:54:17 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#17

Thanks for the burn log.
You have problems on both ends…read and burn.
Both burns are slow, but the burn on your 110D has media rated at 16X, requested at 16X and resulted in a burn speed of 2.08 ?..:confused:

Are these burners on the same cable? Are they jumpered correctly?
Are you sure they’re on a 40pin/80 wire cable and not a 40 pin/40 wire cable?

First off, I’d toss in a new cable or preferably 2 cables so each burner is cabled seperately…cables are dirt cheap.
Be certain they are 80 wire cables and check all your connections.

What make pc is this or is this a custom build?..what motherboard?


#18

Looks like one drive is on the IDE controller, the other on SATA, (?) and the one on the IDE controller is not communicating well with the burning engine or has corrputed firmware:
[B]8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
8/17/2008 12:14:55 AM info Media ID: MCC-004-00[/B]
Good blank media, no write strategy. Maybe sharing an IDE channel with the HDD?
Tag :slight_smile:


#19

Hi Knight,

Listen to what Maineman is saying about the cabling. I have 2 dvd drives also. They were on 1 IDE cable. I had slow read times but write times were normal. I added the 2nd cable and read speeds are now normal. Just make sure your motherboard has an extra IDE connection.


#20

Hi Guys, Thanks,
OK to answer the questions:

  1. It is my own custom build
  2. MB is ASUS A7V8X-X
  3. Each is 80 wire cable
  4. DVR-106D is the slave on primary IDE, Ultra DMA 2. The master is the primary HD, but I do not use the primary HD for the temp file. The temp file is on a dedicated HD on a Promise IDE card. There is also a Lite-On DVD-ROM on the secondary IDE (ASUS board) Ultra DMA 2.
    The DVR-110D is attached to the Promise IDE card. It is the slave on the wire, Ultra DMA 4. The master is a Lite-On LTR-12101B CD-RW, PIO 4.

My PC is pretty large (has alot of stuff). Is there any way around this?