Ripping & Encoding Speed Using Mobile?

Another newbie question. I’ve tried searching this and other forums, but I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for.

Anyway, I’m using DVDFab Platinum w/ the Mobile option (PS3 setting) to rip a DVD and convert it to an mp4 file all in one step. I’ve tried ripping straight from the DVD and from my hard drive - either way it takes about 1.5 hours to complete the process. A few sources I checked say it only takes 15 or 20 minutes, but that may just be for copying/ripping.

PC: Dell Latitude D630
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
DVD Drive: Fujitsu MHW2060BH
1.79 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM

The DVD is Basic Instinct, which is about 7.4GB, and the main title is about 2:08:00 in length. Output file is a 1GB mp4.

So does 1.5 hours seem reasonable for what I’m trying to do?


Yes it does. The 15-20 mins is for RIP/Burn not converting.

IMHO, anything better than realtime (in this case 2:08:00) is a bonus.

Good enough. Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t wasting time needlessly. Thanks!