I’m quite new to the game of backing up my DVD’s, so have a few questions about whether or not what I’m experiencing is expected, but first here are a few details of my setup :-
- My master drive is a 16 speed DVD-ROM, Lite-On Model Nbr SOHD-167T-02C
- My slave drive is a 16 speed Pioneer DVR-108 Dual Layer DVD burner.
- Both these drives were purchased and installed within the last few weeks so they are up to date models.
- Both drives are set to “DMA if available”
- I’m using the latest DVD Shrink software along with the latest Nero 6 software. Both these are installed with the default options.
What I do is this :-
1 - Put my original DVD into my DVD-ROM drive and put my blank DVD-R (8 speed datawrite classic) into my DVD burner drive.
2 - I then open up DVD Shrink and click on “open disc” and select the DVD-ROM drive.
3 - It goes through a process of analysing which takes approx 2 to 3 minutes for a typical 2 and a bit hour movie.
4 - When this has completed, I select re-author and choose the main feature and associated audio files.
5 - I then press Backup and select the “burn using nero option” and choose a folder on my hard drive for temporary files.
What happens now is that it goes through a process of encoding the movie but this takes ages. The dialog box that appears shows the following typical details :-
Rate :- Anywhere between 1,200 KB/s and 1,800 KB/s
Buffered :- Anywhere between 1Mb and 80Mb
The length of time to complete this encoding process takes approx 60 to 75 mins for the same typical 2 and a bit hour movie. Once the encoding process has completed, DVd Shrink then uses Nero automatically to burn and this only takes about 7 to 10 mins which is fine. But I don’t know why the encoding part takes so long.
Having spoken to people in my work, they say it shouldn’t take that long and they don’t understand from what I’ve told them why it takes so long. Which is why I’m posting this message.
Q1 - Is there anything obvious from what I’ve said that would explain the length of time taken to complete the encode process.
Q2 - I’ve heard about rip speed lock and that its usually set at 2 speed. Is this correct and how do you go about removing this rip speed lock ?
Q3 - I’ve also heard about edited firmware. If this was the answer, then I’ assuming that I need it for my Lite-On DVD-ROm drive and not my Pioneer DVD Burner. Where could I find edited firmware for this drive ?
Any assistance at all is much appreciated.