Handbrake takes a long long time to recognise disc in iMac TB

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  1. afd macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I recently upgraded from a G5 iMac to a TB iMac and was looking for a useful increase in speed with ripping DVDs.
    Once the DVD has been scanned with Handbrake ripping speed is impressive, but I can't begin to rip for around 2-3 minutes. This didn't happen with my G5. Is this normal or is there something wrong with my optical drive?
     
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    well, it would depend on the dvd itself to some extent ... many disney titles can take a very long time to scan as they will have up to 99 titles ... almost all of which are garbage.

    As well you may have one of the infamous Matsushita drives in your new iMac which may or may not have riplock. many things can contribute to hb taking a long time to scan the entire dvd. Hard to say without an activity log.
     
  3. jsdoyle macrumors newbie

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    Could it be that your old MAC had an older version of Handbreak? They recently came out with an update to Handbreak and every since then I feel like the scanning time and/or the time it takes to start the scanning seems much longer.

    So, old MAC/old Handbreak, new MAC/new Handbreak?

    Just a thought.

    Scott
     
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    Um, which "recent" version is this ? The last version 0.9.5 came out January 3rd. So its over 7 months old.
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    You have a nice fast iMac ;) in the past we used to rip all of our DVDs to the hard drive then batch encode overnight, which I still do sometimes.

    Dynaflash - is there a way to use the latest nightlies with RipIt? I've never done the combo rip and conversion in that app but may consider it in the future with a new faster Mac. I usually DTOX back ups from RipIt after I handbrake the full version on AppleTV 2 preset.
     
  6. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for replies, the optical drive is a HL-DT-STDVDRW GA32N if that means anything. I'm not sure what version of handbrake my G5 was running, it would have been the latest that would run on PPC and leopard I would think.
     
  7. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably just because of new DVD's. They are trying to make it "inconvenient" to rip them now a days. I would suggest you go with the RipIt+HB combo, a much better solution than using HB for everything. You will notice after you rip with RipIt and then use HB that it will scan almost instantly and start. Plus as your encoding with HB you can be ripping with RipIt along side.
     
  8. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've just tried another DVD, not that recent, Hot Fuzz. It took 13 minutes, 1 second to process. Dynaflash, would this RTF of the activity log mean anything to you?
    b-rad g - I'll give ripit a go.

    A
     
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    Yes some movies are tough to rip because of the movie companies, but you will notice that some are also much faster. I've had them range from 55 min. to some that take 20 min. But let it do it's thing. Once it's done ripping throw it in HB and start encoding, and then throw another dvd in and start it with RipIt.

    If you're needing to lots and lots of dvd's then here's what I did....

    You can set up RipIt to automatically start ripping as soon as you put a disc in and spit it out as soon as it's done. So I set it up and had it put the ripped files onto an external HD. After you get a batch of them done (I would usually do 12 or so at a time), then queue them all up in HB and let them run overnight. When you wake up you'll have a whole batch ready to be tagged (I use Identify) and put in iTunes.
     
  11. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I used a process very similar to the above to rip, encode and tag over 600 movies from DVD
     
  12. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I used to do something similar with my G5, firstly I'd use Mac The Ripper, then encode with Elgato's Turbo 264, it would take about 3-4 hours whereas handbrake would be an overnight job.

    I tried Hot Fuzz with the Ripit file, it only took 10 seconds to scan, and only 41 minutes to encode with handbrake using the AppleTV preset.

    I have USB DVD drive somewhere, I'll dig it out and see if it's any quicker, but looks like your RipIt and Handbrake combo might be the best way.
     
  13. omni macrumors 6502

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    For the life of me, i can't remember what it's called - but a lot of the newer imac's have some dumb thing where they rip dvd's slower.

    Try an external drive - i bet that clears it up.
     
  14. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    External drive took 39 minutes to scan before I could begin to rip.
     
  15. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    RipLock
     
  16. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So is that what Riplock does? Slow down the scanning of the DVD? The actual ripping seems pretty fast (comparing a TB iMac to a G5 one...).
     
  17. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    No RipLock is supposed to keep the discs from ripping at full speed. Alot of the movie companies are trying to deter people from ripping by adding in many fake titles so the programs have a hard time finding which one is the movie title.
     

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