How long does copy take you?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Scrounge, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Scrounge

    Scrounge Guest

    Im using shrink dvd and dvd for free and Im doing 1 hour to 1.5 hours
    per film. This is outrageous.
    What programs and times is everyone else getting?
    Scrounge, Jul 12, 2005
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  2. Using DvdShrink and a disc that doesn't require any
    compresison rips in about 20 something minutes. The
    burn takes about 13-15 mins on my old 4x, 6 mins at
    8x and haven't tried the 16x mode yet.

    drc :)
    Darrel Christenson, Jul 12, 2005
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    Impmon Guest

    Often under 15 minutes to rip the entire dual layer disc (under 5
    minute for single layer), some time to re-encode to lower bitrate, and
    finally 15-30 minutes to burn a copy on DVD+R or under 5 minute for
    VCD on CD-R. 1 to 1.5 hours sounds reasonable on some really long
    films but if it's the short films then you got something going on...

    A few things that could slow you down:

    #1 some DVD-ROM are locked and won't run at high speed for ripping
    even if they are advertised as 16x. Usually those drives maxes out at
    2-4x. You need to find certain brand of DVD-ROM and use hack to
    unlock it. I get as high as 10-12x on Lite-On DVD-ROM with single
    layer, and 6-8x on dual.

    #2 slow CPU, tiny hard drive, tiny RAM, or lots of background tasks
    could hurt the speed of conversion. My PC is 2.4GHz P4 (OC'ed to
    3GHz), 1.5GB RAM, and 1 TB worth of hard drives.

    #3 older 4x or slower DVD burner often run very slowly if you use 8X
    or faster DVD-/+R; if it works at all. Check and update firmware so
    your burner can properly burn newer DVD blanks (won't run at 8x or
    faster) I have HP 300i and when I first tried the 8x blank, it only
    burned at max of 2.4x but after I did the firmware update I was able
    to burn at the drive's max 4x speed.

    If none of the above helps you might want to check out and check the guides and the forum. It is possible
    you are already at max speed and can't go faster unless you upgrade to
    faster computer and faster DVD burner.
    Impmon, Jul 12, 2005
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    Justin Guest

    Scrounge wrote on [Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:57:07 GMT]:
    That's pretty normal to steal a movie.
    Justin, Jul 12, 2005
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    Richard C. Guest

    X-No-archive: yes

    I use the program where I go and BUY the DVD.
    It usually takes 1.5 hours to 2.1 hours to watch the film.
    Richard C., Jul 12, 2005
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    Jay C Guest

    Please do not make illegal copies of copyrighted materials.
    Jay C, Jul 13, 2005
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    FAQmeister Guest

    Reminds me of the fanatics who stand outside of Planned Parenthood
    offices and scream at young women on their way in, saying, "Please don't
    kill your baby!"
    FAQmeister, Jul 13, 2005
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    Jay C Guest

    Well, I'm right to say it, and it's the right thing to do. Copying
    movies instead of buying them is STEALING. Performance artists and
    studios are having money taken from them each time an illegal copy is
    made. As far as I'm concerned making an illegal copy of a rental DVD or
    one borrowed from someone else is just as immoral as shoplifting a copy
    from the store. If you want to own a copy of a DVD movie, you need to
    BUY it, not steal it by burning a copy.
    Jay C, Jul 14, 2005
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    Impmon Guest

    ou just can't understand the concept of backup and archival? I hope
    you have $10,000 burning in your pocket for when your hard drive goes
    south and you don't have any backups.

    I'd like to keep my DVD collection in good condition and last a long
    time. Playing only the backup is one of the easiest way to protect
    the originals.
    Impmon, Jul 14, 2005
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    Biz Guest

    Try the novel concept of just not damaging them in the 1st place. I've been
    an avid collector since 1997, NEVER a damaged disk. Its very easy to do.
    Biz, Jul 14, 2005
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    Impmon Guest

    Never had a little kids running around you? You never know. And a
    few DVD do go bad on its own, particularly the early dual layered DVDs
    due to improper glueing method at press plant. Also DVD player
    malfunction can ruin a DVD so unless you buy a new DVD player every
    once in a while you will eventually get a bad disk.
    Impmon, Jul 14, 2005
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    Robin Guest

    And what about the growing number of people who want to
    store their movies on their PC's for convenient use
    throughout their home? Do we just say "tough shit" to them
    because the movie industry is unwilling to keep up with
    Robin, Jul 14, 2005
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    Biz Guest

    You're absolutely correct. I forgot about the fat lazy ficks who wont get
    up off their asses to change movies every 2 hours or so. By all means we
    should definitely pander to that bunch. My apologies to all.
    Biz, Jul 14, 2005
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    Robin Guest

    LOL, insult people who have more interest in modern
    technology than you do, rather than admit that the movie
    industry is missing out on this niche. Perhaps some people
    like having their movies in one small box rather than on ten
    ugly shelves on the wall. Perhaps you're just a judgmental
    old prick. I believe there is credence in both ideas.
    Speaking of lazy, are you that guy who can't walk ten yards
    to the cart return at the grocery store? I hate that guy.
    Robin, Jul 14, 2005
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    Doonie Guest

    Frickin' weirdos or what, eh? Babies.. DVDs.. Same thing.
    Doonie, Jul 15, 2005
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    Biz Guest

    I'm one of the guys that grabs a loose cart from the parking lot on the way
    in whether I need it or not. You never know when that cart may be the one
    that gets rolled into your own car.
    Biz, Jul 15, 2005
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    GMAN Guest

    Who? the ones doing the screaming outside the PP, or the trailer trash who
    refuses to keep her legs together 4 times a year.
    GMAN, Jul 15, 2005
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    GMAN Guest

    I usually am on the side of making a backup copy for use, but WTF are you guys
    doing to your disks that you NEED a backup?. I mean if you are letting your
    wife or kids handle them then you can goddamn guarantee they will get
    scratched, but cant you guys just be a little more carefull? ;p
    GMAN, Jul 15, 2005
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    Justin Guest

    GMAN wrote on [Fri, 15 Jul 2005 06:18:37 GMT]:
    I'm sorry, are women only fertile four times a year? Are you saying that
    only trailer trash goes to Planned Parenthood?
    Justin, Jul 15, 2005
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    Jay C Guest

    Forgive GMAN, he is a Republican and a racist, and thus is rather ignorant.
    Jay C, Jul 15, 2005
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