When burning a DVD-R which is capable of 16x burn, and my DVD Lite-On drive is also capable of 16 write speed, it takes a little over four hours to burn a movie of 700MB. My computer is 512MB RAM, KT-333 FSB, on a Asus A7V333x Mobo, 50+ gig extra HD space, and my processor is an AMD Athlon XP 2000 (1.6 GHZ.) Based on what I have read, this is rediculous time to burn a DVD movie, most people will write in less than 10 minutes with a setup like mine. I have checked my system properties device manager for my Primary IDE channel to make sure it is set to DMA. It is on Direct Memory Access. I even uninstalled the primary IDE channel and rebooted to reinstall drivers. Same slow problem. I have even tried using different software other than Nero which came with it. I have tried DVDShrink, and DVD Decrypter. I am stumped to the solution. Any suggestions of why my burn time is rediculously long, I will appreciate your time to help me.
Also, while this four hour burn is taking place, if I walk away and let the screensaver kick on, right before it's finished burning I will get an error. But I have successfully copied two of my DVD's to DVD-R discs. (using my sweet 4 hour burner.) this is a joke.
Does anybody have outrageous DVD burn times like I do?