MBP Superdrive really this slow? Or software?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ag227, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. ag227 macrumors regular

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    I have searched and found some previous threads about this but they all seem older and im just so surprised i had to ask..

    Im trying to rip some dvds using fairmount to my 13" MacBook Pro that is less than a week old.

    The ripping process with fairmount is painfully slow, why is this? It has 2 GB left to copy on the current dvd and 12 minutes to go, which in my head works out at about 3mb/s? The drive itself is hardly making a noise in a quiet room, like its not reading as fast as it could.

    Is this just the nature of these drives? slow and quiet?

    My old £370 dell used to rip a dvd in about 15 minutes completely.

    So is my drive normal (rubbish) or is there likely something making it slow? I cant find any way to change the speed of the drive in OS X. Or is it the software im using?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Have you tried different software, RipIt for example?
     
  3. ag227 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that, tried mactheripper and it seemed just as slow, so then tried ripit like you suggested and it does seem abit faster. I can hear the dvd drive now too!

    Is ripit the recommened/best app out there? I only used fairmount as that is what is suggested in the AppleTV rip guide thing.

    Thanks
     
  4. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I use handbrake. I know, I know, everyone uses handbrake. But it's actually really not a bad program. So yeah, :) haha
     
  5. ag227 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Handbreak is mostly for converting, i know you can rip/convert in one go but i like to rip lots in one go and then use handbreak another time and leave it going.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What I've tried, RipIt is the best. It's not free but you can do 10 rips for free so worth trying and investing if it works
     

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