My head is spinning with CSS this, riplock that, firmware cross linking etc. etc. etc. and I am reasonably technically savvy.
So that being said here is what it boils down to. I have a large DVD library that I want to burn electronically in order to use with my home theater setup. To be perfectly clear I want to burn these for personal use, no sharing, no torrenting etc. I only want AVI versions to stream in my home.
I have an XP machine running 4 gigs of ram and P4 3 ghz that will be the ripping machine.
I basically want a drive that will rip form the DVD to the hard drive as fast as possible so I can then convert from the VOBs on hard drive to an AVI format.
So what drive is best. Preferably without CSS riplock. What kind of speeds are realistic for this? I realize 20X reading is probably not realistic on a DL disc but what about 12X?
Please help and speak slowly and use small words for I is not very edumacated on this subject.