Stuck at 2 times

Hi, a friend of mine just bought a 712A and he is complaining it takes an hour and 1\2 to rip a movie. He has tried unlocking the drive with the eject button and it spins up faster but then slows down again. I think he’s using DVD Shrink to rip and DVD X-Copy to burn. I notice the minimum requirements for the 712a to be 1.4GHz Pentium, he has an old machine with a 1GHz AMD Thunderbird and KT133 chipset, could this be the problem?

Thanks, (I’m not much help to him, I don’t have a DVD burner yet. I’m waiting for reviews on the 716A drive)

maybe he is stuck to PIO mode (check device manager or use nero info tool to find out) … I have no problems whatsoever with activating Speed Read by holding eject on my 712A

Easy to see…use Nero CD/DVD speed and do a read transfer test. It should run to 12x on a stamped DVD AND if you’re in UDMA mode. If the drive reads fast, but you can’t rip fast, its either the app, config, or your system. If it doesn’t read fast, it’s either a bad disc or you’re not in UDMA mode. Try a couple of stamped DVDs to see if one may be unbalanced or scratched or whatever.

Thanks, I finally got over there to look at it. It is in Dma mode 2, so it’s allright there. He is trying to back up some of his Disney movies and seems to be having the most trouble with them. Other movies rip pretty fast. Could it be a newer encryption making it slow? The movie that was taking two hours was Mulan. He keeps his collection in pristine condition, no fingerprints or scratches. Maybe it’s a tough encryption, or does he need a new ripping program or diff. drive for ripping? Thanks

Maybe it’s a tough encryption, or does he need a new ripping program or diff. drive for ripping? Thanks

Use DVD DECRYPTER to rip IN FILE MODE then use DVD SHRINK to compress the files.

http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

http://www.dvddecrypter.com/index.php?act=screenshots