This is my first post in the forum. I have a NEC-ND 3500AG OEM burner (firmware 2.17). My ripping speed in DVD Decrypter is very slow. I get an average rip speed of only 3.2x and a max rip speed of 4.5x. I have read that my burner has a riplock which prevents high speed ripping. How do I bypass this?
WARNING: Flashing your drive with non-official firmware will void your warranty. Flash at your own risk.
Modified firmware can remove the riplock for video DVDs, but the NEC is still relatively slow ripper even with riplock removed for dual layer video DVDs at most 3-7x speed. For single layer video DVDs it can rip as fast as any other drive though at 6-16x speed. I use a separate cheap Aopen DVD-ROM drive for ripping since it can manage 6-16x on dual layer and single layer video DVDs with standard firmware, though at the layer change point on some dual layer discs it slows down for a period, the Aopen still averages 10-11min to rip an entire dual layer disc though.