I am a 100% Newbie as i have yet to burn my first DVD, well I want to get it right so Im just investigating so far.
I have just built a new PC (see specs below) including my first DVD writer. I decided to start my DVD writing career by copying Paris Texas directed by Wim Wenders (Starring the oh so lovely Natasha Kinski). Using Nero Recode (Version 0.9.7.0) i selected the main movie, stereo and 5.1 sountracks, Nero informed me that the main movie would be compressed to 66% of it’s original size. During the ripping and compression phase I stopped the process at 25% as this had taken over 30 minutes. I tried again just ripping to my HDD this time not using the fit to disc option to see if it was the compressing that was slowing things down, but this took the same amount of time.
I have had a look on the net and can find lots of threads reagrding firmware upgrades to improve media compatability, but very little about improving ripping speeds.
I have checked DMA settings, the DVD is on it’s own IDE channel, and nero is set to use high priority. Any suggestions as to why it is going to take me two hours jus to rip a DVD on this otherwise very quick PC, would be greatly appreciated.
PC Spec is:
512Mb 3200DDR (Corsair)
Maxtor 160Gb SATA HDD
Sony DVD Writer DW-U18A, Firmware is UYS1
3D Labs Wildcat VP990