I finally saw where it acts as a driver in background. Very clever.
What do you mean by "the quality of a rip?"
Nero CD-DVD Speed has other screens selectable with tabs, eg, "Disc Quality" and "Disk Scan". I have seen what look like bitmaps representing the noise etc of reading a disc.
When I try to use those functions, I get errors. I suppose that's where AnyDVD comes in handy.
Of course! In the ZIP file of firmware 1.W5 you get the version with riplock removed and a 'quiet' version suitable for DVD playback. The firmware supports also PI/PO error scanning with CD-DVD Speed, and Booktype setting.
That's probably what I am thinking about when I said "quality of the rip".
Maybe you should read the documentation RTF file in the package.
I have read that several times - and everything else I can find. I am new to DVD technology, although hardly new to computer technology.
I find the writeups to be written in a rather arcane language that only gurus can understand, eg., "PI/PO error scanning" (whatever that means).
I am sure this will all become standard knowledge for me soon, but right now I am struggling to sort it all out.
It doesn't help when people get sloppy and post misinformation that I spend hours trying to figure out.
Total Time: 9 minutes and 2 seconds
Early read speed: 5.1x
Max. Read Speed: 11.5x
Average Speed: 8.6x
Just to make sure I understand you, those are the read rates for ripping a new store-bought (pressed) Matrix Reloaded with DVD Decrypter using an NEC 3540 using 1.W5. Very impressive improvement over my 1.01 speeds.
Now I have a new problem - since you have AnyDVD in background stripping stuff off, how do we know that those times are going to be the same for me?
Trust me, go for 1.W5! :iagree: (and 1.W6 is coming... )
I trust you but as I said, I have to wait until the locals get some beige 3540s in stock in case I trash my unit.