DVD Ripping Speed

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  1. jamie329 macrumors member

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    I'm using MacTheRipper to backup one of my DVD's, and it seems to be taking a long time to rip. It takes about 45 to 60 min. to rip just the main feature. I am using a 12" Powerbook 1.5 Ghz with 8x Superdrive. It seems like this is a rather large amount of time to rip a dvd. Anyone have any ideas on this ?
     
  2. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    I think that your timing is good, for a 1,5GHz processor.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I agree w/ Soulstorm; my 2.0GHz iMac takes about 30-40 mins (I think, it's been awhile since I last did it).
     
  4. cwright macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bet it has more to do with the DVD drive than the processors... My dual 2ghz G5 takes an average of 8 minutes to rip the main feature of a DVD. Assuming DVD drives are the same, just having a 2nd processor (compared to your iMac at 30min) shouldn't make it that much faster...
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    That actually makes a LOT of sense because last time I ripped two movies onto my then PB for a long road trip-- the first one only took 26ish minutes, the second one took closer to 40 minutes! So it makes sense that the DVD drive is the limiting factor-- it got too hot or because I tend to animate inanimate objects; it got tired. ;) :D
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    My 1.4GHz G4 with a Pioneer DVR-107D (8x) took 23 minutes to rip Master and Commander (7.6GB) yesterday, full extraction.

    I would have thought your Powerbook would rip faster - Before I upgraded my G4 it took around 40 minutes to rip DVDs, with dual 533MHz processors and the same DVD-R drive.

    Do you have the performance settings turned all the way up?

    EDIT: I've ripped several DVDs in a row and they all took roughly the same time - no slowdowns after one or two.
     
  7. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    :confused: Ripping DVDs with Handbrake on my 1.8 G5 takes hours.. like 3!
     
  8. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I've noticed that Mac THe Ripper is really slow (or, alternatively, the way OS X reads data from optical media). On my wifes PC, which has an old DVD-RW (2x DVD-R write speed, and I'm guessing about 12-16x read speed... so not any faster or slower than my mini's SD should be) I can rip AND compress a DVD to 4.3gb size in about 18-28 minutes. On my mini, which has about the same speed CPU (1.42ghz G4 vs 2ghz P4) the rip takes about 25-30 minutes, and then the compressing takes about 10-25 minutes depending on the disc sizes in question.

    Programs in question are DVDShrink and MacTheRipper/Popcorn. Oh, and FYI, it takes you so long with Handbrake because you are also recompressing the movie into another video codec.
     
  9. cwright macrumors 6502a

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    Yea it does on mine too... extracting a Video_TS folder from a DVD is very different than compressing in Handbrake. Handbrake is compressing to a different codec... on my G5 it takes all day if I do H.264 two-pass encodes, while the MacTheRipper rips still only take 8 minutes
     
  10. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    On my PB (Ti 1GHz, 1GB RAM, SD) it took around 50-55 minutes for me the other night. I copied three, and they were all in that range. On my PM (2.7GHz, 2.5GB, SD) it usually takes under 20 IIRC.
     
  11. jsarrasinjr macrumors member

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    Slow for a new drive

    I have one of the Pioneer 109 drives that I used to replace my old 2x superdrive when it kicked, and even that takes about a half hour to rip a dual layer disk (about 7gb). I think proc speed has a lot more to do with it.
    Although I do have a fairly oldish system (MDD dual 867, 1.75gb RAM).

    I use mac the ripper btw
     
  12. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Hi, with my external LaCie it takes about 20-25mins. to rip a dvd with MTR but again the LaCie has a speed difference than the SD of my iMac or a PB.
    I should also say that with (well when I had it) the iBook 14" it took about 25-30mins. using my LaCie and MTR.
    I also didn't do anything else but rip a dvd, not even surf as some may do just to kill time while they wait for MTR to rip a dvd.
     
  13. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just curious as to what the difference in file size is between the two methods. I'm getting tired of having massive VIDEO_TS folders on my harddrive.
     
  14. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    After just MtR my file is roughly 4GB, after Handbrake's compression-- either 700+MB or 1GB.
     
  15. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it might depends on the DVD in question. Sometimes MTR does it in 20-30 mins on my Mac Mini 1.25 combo drive (The Matrix, for example) whereas LOTR is taking an hour. Perhaps it is to do with encryption method? I notice that the processor doesn't seem to be limiting, because Activity Monitor does not show 100% processor usage during ripping. I read somewhere that CSS can limit speed of DVD reading.
     
  16. duncandeath macrumors member

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    i use dvd back up it seems faster than mac the ripper.

    Normally takes 20 mins on my 1 ghz PB
     
  17. runcapher68 macrumors newbie

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    Slow DVD rip with Handbrake

    Hi all. I too am seeing extremely long rip times with Handbrake 0.91. I am running Leopard on a Dual 2.7 PowerMac G5 with 8gb of RAM and a Sony DVD RW DRU-840A external USB2 dual layer burner. I found it to be faster than the internal DVD RU DW-Q28A burner my machine came with. I am using the AppleTv preset as I am trying to get my entire DVD collection ripped for use with the AppleTV. For a 2 hour movie it takes about 4 hours. Is this normal?
     

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