[QUOTE=Nemesys;1995992]More information on the system and hardware involved would be required in order to recommend more definitive solution.
If the hardware is not optimized, the time required for transcoding may be extended.
It may be prudent to ensure that the hard drives and optical drives are configured for optimum data transfer. Make sure DMA is enabled on both (if applicable).
A fragmented hard drive or a file system with errors may also extend the process undesirably. Check the hard drive for errors and defrag as required.
Since the copying process is CPU intensive, you may want to observe Task Manager to determine if the system is already under excessive load. If it is then the remaining CPU cycles may not be enough to complete the task in the usual time frame.[/QUOTE]
Its also a “drive issue” sorry my bad english but if you have a dvd Drive (ROM or burner) which has a “rip lock” in it, theres a good chance that this might be the failure.
See if you have this “rip lock” embedded in your drives firmware , they slow down in reading speed from 16x to 3x on single pressed dics and from 12x to 2x, means as soon the drives realise you put a pressed dvd in, they slow [B]their reading speed down[/B] which means it takes ages to get the dvd read on the hdd.
Good drives who dont have a “rip lock” is the Samsung 203( sata writer) and Liteon drives (Burner and Rom)Â´if you have ide ports, just buy a dvd rom or a burner liteon/samsung which ist metioned on this site:
take the rip lock free firmware, update, get rid of region code lock and enjoy (new liteon dvd rom is about 15 EUR/20$/ new Samsung burner 35 EUR/40$)
Then you can get fast rips in less than an hour. My old grandpa Athlon xp 2800 and 512mb ram does a perfect shrink copy including writing in less than 25minutes.