Glad to find this place....hopefully you guys can help!
I am having a problem with the speed of my DVD burns, as well as the time it takes to transcode.
HP Pentium 4
1.60 GHz of memory
512 MB RAM
Running XP Home Ed. SP2
70 GB Internal HD
250 GB External HC
Lite-On DVD-RW DRW-6S160P
burn speeds to 16x
Media I use
Maxell DVD+R 16x 4.7 GB
I use Nero for my transcoding and burning of AVI files. To transcode a standard 2-hour movie, it takes my system at a MINIMUM, 5.5 hours.
That is issue #1.
Issue #2 is the time it takes to burn.
To explain how slow my speed is, let me give an example from earlier today. I have a set of VOB files on my external drive. I used Nero Burning ROM for the process. The duration of the video was 106 minutes, and it took me 90 minutes to burn.
I have checked the IDE settings and they are correct - always have been. I am thinking from some googling, that my external HD may be what is causing my problem. The External HD is plugged directly into the Computer on a main USB port. Is there something I need to do with that?
I am totally clueless and at my wits end...any help is appreciated.