Ok, bought and used DVDXCopy. Ditto for Instant Copy and the supporting programs (as well as did my part as far as donating is concerned). I bought DVD2One to check out and use. It was fast, really fast. My theory, if it works, and I want it, it’s sold.
I downloaded “Copytodvd” trial to finish burning the files to my Sony DRX 500 UL (w/latest firmware).
It completes the ‘Start write buffer’ and gets up to ‘checking access layer availability’ and increases the amount of HOURS it’ll take to complete the burn. It starts at 1 hour to complete, and as I let it sit there and think away, it’s up to about 32 hours. The light on the drive is blinking away like it’s doing something and the computer hasn’t frozen up (nor is there anything running in the background).
I was thinking of abandoning this altogether and just trying to record the movie file w/nero, but I keep hearing that there are issues with the playback when doing this.
Any clues on what I should try/why it could be doing this?
*Alienware Area 51 system (1gig ram; 120 Gig HD).
*Sony DRX 500UL (with the latest firmware “g”)
*Pioneer dvd+rw media; Meritline dvd+rw; Maxell dvd+rw
*Harddrive has been completely defrag’d; optimized as well as
closing out of everything possible.