I think this is a newbie question, but it involves DVD stuff and I have seen problems posted in dvd forum so I will put it in DVD and I think it should be hardware but not sure, so if it should be in another forum, please move it there, thanksâ€¦
I am pretty sure I have a problem with my DVD drive. I set smart ripper to rip a DVD and after about 4 hours it is only 40% done with the ripping. This problem also seems to happen with DVD Decrypter. I have ASPI 4.6 correctly installed and the computer this is on is a 6 gb, 224 mb ram, p2 450 mhz computer (yes old but It has about 5.2 gigs free). I just got this DVD drive recently and it seems to be pretty old (did not buy new) it is a pioneer drive, set up as a slave. So far I have ripped about 2 times successfully, with it taking an hour. Now it takes forever. With DVD decrypter it seems like it reads at 0.0X and then at something like 1.2X for a fraction of a second and it keeps doing this (flashing different speeds).
Is this because of the DVD drive being crap? Is the drive salvageable? Or is it something with the computerâ€¦ HD, RAM, windows 2K? Could it be a problem with a CD-Rom drive being a master (the cdrom drive is OLD)? If necessary I am willing to swap the drive with another computer. Could it be a program conflict? CD protection?
By the way the DVD I successfully ripped was emperors new groove (with dvd decrypter) and then I was told not to use dvd decrypter with guardian knot, so I had to install aspi, then neither program worked wellâ€¦â€¦ Emperors new groove takes forever, just got spidermanâ€¦ same problem so farâ€¦ HELP PLZ!