Ways to Increase MBP DVD rip speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattster16, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2004
    Now I know that the max rip speed on the Matshita drives in the MPB is limited due to the firmware on the drive. There are hacked firmwares available for many of the drives Apple uses to get around this, but not on hte Matshita drives.

    How can I get a faster rip speed using the internal drive? Is there firmware anywhere? I know I could use handbrake, but that isn't an option as I want an actual video_TS folder.
  2. Kendall015 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    I always thought that DVD ripping was limited by processor speed and the drive's read speed. I didn't know that this read speed was artificially limited when ripping a DVD...how does the drive tell that you just aren't copying files?

    Maybe I am confused, though.
  3. sochet macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2006
  4. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2005
    New York
    i think there has to be a balance between the software and the hardware buffers. If the buffers cant be held up then the info will be damaged. So depending on what the drive, the disc and even the software have to be on the same or similar pages to get a great burn. if you have 48x disc and a 52x drive you cant burn at 52x and that goes both ways. And you cant expect to get great results from a 18x dvd burner if you have a weak professor and low amount of memory. When i use to burn cd on my old 4x drive on my compaq i couldn't do anything else because burning cd took all the power out of the 700 mhz processor lol. If i tried to open a email the whole system would crash on me and i would have another coaster. But some burning software do have features that you can tweak. Usually at default they put certain restrictions on the speed that can be used to make certain of a great burn process. Try to configure the software.
  5. Kendall015 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    Are we talking about ripping a DVD, or burning a DVD?

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