[QUOTE=DukeOfUrl;1917930]I have noticed when ripping my HD-DVDs that DVDFab will sometimes slow down to the point where it looks like nothing is happening, i.e. DVDFab shows 0 or 1 % in Task Manager and the “Estimated time to complete” goes to 5/6 hours or more. What is going on when this happens?
It is disconcerting to see the long rip times, but if I leave DVDFab alone it will eventually (like after 10 minutes or so) “wake up” and resume a reasonable rip pace (average 8-9Mbps). But it might slow to this <1% rate a couple/three/four times during the rip.
Ultimately the rip takes < an hour & a half, so if I ignore the above it works OK, I was wondering what is going on. I mean, if DVDFab was simply working to make sense of the disc, the CPU usage would be higher?
Using a P4 3.2GHz. Note also my HD-DVD drive and the target drive are both USB 2.0.[/QUOTE]
I have been battling this issue myself. The problem lays in the driver / UDF reader, I believe. My original set up was using the Toshiba thdudf driver which worked with my USB connected drive and DVDFAB HD both versions including beta. I ran on three machines, all XP, one XP Media Center.
Without the Toshiba UDF installed, DVDFABHD would not see the HD-DVD in the machine. I also have PowerDVD installed (OEM+) and it can see the and play the HD DVD.
Like yours, the rip starts off strong 3-5mb/sec and can by 30% be at a .5mb/sec crawl Computer and memory resources are on idle.
I downloaded the InCD 5X from Nero and it combined with the Toshiba driver worked really well on my XP machine but not on my XP Media Center machine. I got 4mb/sec RISING to about 8-9mb/sec on the regular XP but the XP Media Center failed to see the HD DVD unless I uninstalled the InCD and then of course was very slow.
I would like to know, if I started off with a virgin machine, what would I have to add to in other than DVDFAB HD software to make it read an HD-DVD disc?
I would think UDF reader would be one thing but the one in InCD gave me the problem above and PowerDVD didn’t help. So then…What are people using?
BTW: I checked DMA settings but they only apply to IDE / ATAPI not USB which is what I use.