Ok. I know there have been other posts with significant titles, I’ve searched through them and tried what I could, my problem still exists.
I have a LiteOn 1633S (BS0H) that I use to rip my movies to my hard drive and use DVD Shrink 18.104.22.168 to rip/transcode and the latest Nero to burn (Sometimes I use DVD Decrypter to rip). If I put in a movie that needs no compression (less than 4.4gb or so) I can pull the movie to the drive in approximately 5 minutes whether it be with DVD Decrypter or DVD Shrink. If ever I need to compress a movie in DVD Shrink, it takes a LOT longer than it should on my system. If I have a movie that gets knocked down to 80% compression or so in DVD Shrink, it always takes almost 1.5 hours to complete the “Backup” or transcoding. If the compression is more, somtimes its over 2 hours for the backup. I’ve talked to a few friends with less-speedy setups than me (and searched this and many other forums) and it seems like everyone else is getting under 1/2 hour for their “Backup” process within DVD Shrink; in somewhat similar systems. I do not have the quality enhancements enabled and I do not have deep analysis enabled. (Yes, I realize those improve quality )
I have an AthlonXP 3000+ 333bus, and 1gb of PC2700 (333mhz). My 2 hard drives are on the primary ide chain, both identical Maxtor 80gb and both running at Ultra DMA 6. They are not raided. My LiteOn 1633S (BS0H) is the Master on the secondary ide chain. There is no slave connected. The 1633S is running at Ultra DMA 4.
Read speed tests in Nero and in Kprobe show an average rip speed of about 11.5x. I assume that is correct since I can rip a DVD in less than 5 minutes if I’m not transcoding. The only other cd/dvd related software I have installed is Daemon-Tools, Nero, and CloneCD. All of which I have disabled or closed while DVD Shrink is active.
I’ve also just finished running System Cleanup, defragmenting both of my hard drives, and ran a registry cleaner. I’m an IT at my college and troubleshoot computers all the time, but I have to admit, I’m out of ideas on this one. Anyone wanna shuffle some ideas my way on how to get this transcoding faster?
Thanks ahead of time.