mactheripper question

bdugan

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I just got mac the ripper for my mbp 1.83 ghz, 512 mb. ripping dvds takes forever, up to thirty or more minutes depending on the size. I found a website that says it usually takes around 15 minutes to rip it to the harddrive. Is this normal for me or is my computer just slow? thanks for any help. also, would more ram make any difference in the ripping speed?
 

dextertangocci

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Thirty minutes is fast, compared to say, an iBook. It takes around 50 - 60 minutes on an iBook, and around thirty five minutes on an iMac G5. I think that its just the speed of your DVD drive, and processor, I don't think RAM makes a difference.
 

mpw

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Won't it be running under Rosetta, that'll make it seem slow compared to a G5.
 

NJuul

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I think it depends mostly on the speed of your DVD drive and your harddrive, just try and copy 7 gigs from a DVD, it'll take a while.
On my aging (but very well running) PM400 it takes around 30-35 minutes, while my shiny new MBP 1.83 does it in ~20.
But compressing the files with DVD2ONE is like 2 hours+ on the PM, and 15 minutes on the MBP. This is CPU intensive, and this is where you'll see the power of the Core Duo.
 

apunkrockmonk

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On my MBP 1.83ghz 1.5GB of ram it takes 20-30 minutes...

On my Sawtooth 450mhz with 512MB of ram and a 16x Drive it takes 10-15 tops. Usually closer to 10.
 

NJuul

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apunkrockmonk said:
On my MBP 1.83ghz 1.5GB of ram it takes 20-30 minutes...

On my Sawtooth 450mhz with 512MB of ram and a 16x Drive it takes 10-15 tops. Usually closer to 10.
Impressed. More than twice the speed of my PM400 (Sawtooth). Probably because I rip to an external firewire drive.
However, I believe this further confirms that MTR is primarily limited by the drive speeds, and not the overall system speed.
 

apunkrockmonk

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NJuul said:
Impressed. More than twice the speed of my PM400 (Sawtooth). Probably because I rip to an external firewire drive.
However, I believe this further confirms that MTR is primarily limited by the drive speeds, and not the overall system speed.
Not to thread jack or anything... but sometimes when I drag the dvd to the trash on the sawtooth, the whole computer hangs and I have to do a hard reset. Sound like bad ram?
 

NJuul

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apunkrockmonk said:
Not to thread jack or anything... but sometimes when I drag the dvd to the trash on the sawtooth, the whole computer hangs and I have to do a hard reset. Sound like bad ram?
Doubt it, if it was bad RAM it would freeze randomly, I believe. More likely something with your DVD drive. You could try resetting the PMU...

It never happens to me, by the way, the Sawtooth is the most stable computer I've ever had. Love it. Just don't hurt it by throwing tons of widgets on it!
 

kugino

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on my intel imac 2.0 MTR takes about 40 minutes for a 7 GB disc...

on my previous dual 2.0 G5 PM, it took about 15 minutes.

part of it is the processor (G5 faster than imac in rosetta) and part of it is the disc drive. when i use my external DVD drive it rips faster...

dvd2oneX takes about 40 minutes for the 7GB file as well on the imac...it was much faster on the PM 2.0.

i've not tried the beta MTR v.3, which is supposed to be a UB and run faster...and i've not upgraded to the 2.x version of dvd2onex, either...
 

apunkrockmonk

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NJuul said:
Doubt it, if it was bad RAM it would freeze randomly, I believe. More likely something with your DVD drive. You could try resetting the PMU...

It never happens to me, by the way, the Sawtooth is the most stable computer I've ever had. Love it. Just don't hurt it by throwing tons of widgets on it!
When I bought the Sawtooth I through in ram from an old PC. I was getting kernel panics so I swapped around the 3 sticks I had (I was using 2 at a time) until it stopped crashing. Maybe the RAM isn't as bad but its still bad? I don't know, it still isn't acting right, thats not the only thing that seems strange. I will investigate further.
 

frankblundt

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Odd. My G3 400 only takes about 30 mins to rip a normal movie DVD ~6GB.
It's got a 16x drive in it tho - maybe that makes a difference.

Re-rendering is another matter - about an hour and a half (or more) thru DVD2One.