Hey all, I’m kinda new to Dvd burning so bear with me please. I bought an NEC 3520A OEM and everything works fine but the whole process of burning a standard 2 hr movie takes about 2 hours. The encoding alone takes about an hour and a half. I had 256 mb of DDR SDRAM and just bumped it up to 1 GB hoping for improvement but I’m not seeing any. By the way, im using dvd shrink. Any help would be appreciated.
Please post more of your system specs… size cpu, etc…
I have a Dell Dimension 3000. 2.39 GHz Celeron processor. I also have 1 GB of DDR SDRAM however it is at 333 mHZ and not 400 because the celeron processor does not let you change the bus speed. Thanks.
it is still a bit strange. celeron isn’t fast processor but i think it should be faster. on my pc (amd barton 3000+, 1gb ddr 400, 2*wd caviar 80gb 8 cache sata raid 0) it is done from 20 to 45 minutes (depending on length of a movie)…
Does that time include the ripping from DVD?
If it does then this is not quite so bad as the NEC will only rip at a max of 4x (I think) without modded firmware.
Also are doing the deep analysis as this will considerably lengthen then time taken.
There are a few things that will help lower the time it takes.
- Make sure that your DVD Write is on a seperate ide cable than your hd.
- Try booting into safe mode and performing the operation and see if you notice any speed difference. But first, make sure that you defrag your hard drive. Defragging can make a huge difference in burn/encoding performance. I defrag mine at least twice a week if I’m doing much encoding, or I at least defrag right before I start working with video files. It does make a big difference.
Best scenario is to have two hd’s. One for operating system and programs, and one for dvd/audio files only, and have your main dvd burner on the same ide cable as the operating system hd. Better yet is to use sata hd.