DVDshrink Q



Does anyone have any tips to speed up DVDshrink and DVDdecrypter?

DVDshrink took about 30 mins and now its moved onto DVDDecrypter to burn and the estimated time left is almost 2 hours …

This is my first burn,

Im using a BenQ 1620 OEM on a Win XP Pro SP2. 1.7ghz 512 pc3200 ram …

Thanks …


you may want to check-out slysoft for the answer. Anydvd and clonedvd2 will do that job in about 30min.


Weirdest thing ever … I let it burn for 30 minutes and I cancelled it at 14% because I knew something must have been wrong … But guess what? The DVD is fully copied and working … I have no idea what happened


Could you please break up the time into the different stages?
DVD Decrypter taking 2 hours to burn an 4.4GB ISO is more at 1X, makes no sense.
For example just some crude numbers, ripping only with DVD Decrypter should take 9 to 20 minutes, depends on the source DVD (fastest is a very clean unencrypted Single Layer pressed DVD-video. slowest is dirty DVD-RW Dual Layer encrypted)
DVD Shrink with no compression might take 6-7 minutes. With 80% transcoding no special enhancements, and creating ISO might take 20 to 60 minutes, depends mostly on CPU rate. Deep analysis takes twice as long as no analysis.
Burning ISO with DVD Decrypter might take 6 minutes at 16X and 15 minutes at 4X, depends on the drive and firmware, hard disk transfer rate, and media.

All numbers are just ballpark, but should give you some range to evaluate your system and problem.


Well the encoding in DVDshrink took 30 minutes to backup as an ISO. DVDdecrypter said it would have taken 2 hours or longer to Burn the iso. I quit out of it at 14% to find the DVD works fine on the computer. Im going to pop it in the DVD player and find out if it works on there as well.

Edit: No, only the menus and sound were on there. Maybe I somehow had the burn settings on DVDDecrypter set really low by default. Im also using whatever firmware came stock on the OEM BenQ 1620


Ok, trying again. I have it set to 8x write speed but it wont go above 0.6x as im watchin it burn right now. 2 hours remaining till completed, why is it doing that?


Well it burned ok but it took a very long time and didnt go above 0.6x. Here is the log:

I 22:03:52 DVD Decrypter Version started!
I 22:03:52 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
W 22:03:52 Drive C:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB
I 22:03:52 Initialising SPTI…
I 22:03:52 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 22:03:52 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW!
I 22:04:19 Operation Started!
I 22:04:19 Source File: C:\AQUA_TEEN_HUNGER_FORCE.MDS
I 22:04:19 Source File Sectors: 2,129,920 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:04:19 Source File Size: 4,362,076,160 bytes
I 22:04:19 Destination Device: [1:0:0] ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16 G7H9 (F:) (ATA)
I 22:04:19 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG02) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 22:04:19 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 22:04:19 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:04:19 Write Speed: 8x
I 22:04:19 Test Mode: No
I 22:04:19 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:04:19 Filling Buffer…
I 22:04:20 Writing LeadIn…
I 22:04:34 Writing Image…
I 23:48:07 Synchronising Cache…
I 23:48:38 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 01:44:19
I 23:48:38 Average Write Rate: 685 KB/s (0.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 944 KB/s (0.7x)

I dont know if it has anything to do with the fat32 drive but I can save the files to my other HD which is NTFS…


Go to BIOS to verify that the hard drive and optical drives are set to AUTO detect and running in DMA mode. Exit and go to Device Manager. Remove the Primary and Secondary IDE channels. Reboot. Retest.


I dont see the option in the bios to make sure they are running in DMA mode and for the autodetect settings I only see the setting that will manually autodetect HDs


IMO convert your c: to NTFS. (the file size you got is 4.0625gb) and make sure that you have your drive set to ultra dma 5

For dma setting look in the device manager for IDE ATA?ATAPI controllers you will see primary master and so on check on what you have your drive set to

right click and go to properties and then advanced settings


I checked where my new burner is thats only buring at 0.6x and its on Device 0 on my secondary IDE channel. That channel says its current transfer mode is Multi-Word DMA Mode 2. Is that correct? Should I switch the ribbon from IDE primary channel so it can run in Ultra DMA Mode 2?