Hello all. My name is Rob and I'm a burnaholic.
Seriously, been burning movies (DVD-5) for a few months with a LiteOn DVD-ROM and a NEC 2500 using a 1.8GHz P4 with Win98. Ripping times were adequate but even though the 2500A is rated at 8X, my writing times were more or less the same using 8X media as with 4X. Oh well.
Any, recently bought a new Dell, 2.8GHz P4 with WinXP Home, 512 MB DDR RAM and a NEC 3500A and a TSST (?) DVD-ROM.
Ripping Analysis times and encoding with DVDShrink are even faster. No complaints but I still cannot write a movie faster than 17-18 minutes using 8X media---all types. NERO says its writing at 8X (11,800 KB/s) but still slower than I think it should be.
Would appreciate any insight. In any event, from a 50+ YO, this burning technology (I also rip audio from DVD and .shn files to DVD to play on my home theater system) is fantastic.