Ripping DVD's? TRUE OR FALSE?

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If I max out my ram and get the fastest DVD drive, ripping movies will go faster

  1. TRUE

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  2. FALSE

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  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    #1
    Handbrake rips my movies very slowly. (about the time it takes to watch it!)

    Am I correct in thinking I can increase rip time by maxing out my ram and buying the fastest DVD drive money can buy? What IS the fastest DVD drive anyway?
     
  2. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I think the processing power or CPU of your computer makes has the biggest impact on the speed of ripping DVD's. If you want to speed up your rips, get a faster CPU...
     
  3. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    now im stumped.
    My Dell OptiPlex 320 has a 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4, 2GB ram and a 16x DVD...

    any idea why it would go so slow?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that is correct

    well what settings you have plays a big part on conversion. also, processes in the background may be running which would slow performance
     
  5. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    I use the fastest publicly available DVD drive at work and I rip DVDs way faster than I can on my iMac. The drive is probably the biggest hinderance to ripping. The problem is that when you connect an external DVD drive you won't see speeds like an internal drive. I wish Apple would upgrade all Macs to include the fastest drives available. It's kind of ridiculous.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's definitely a processor bottleneck.
     
  7. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I heard somewhere that even though DVD drives read at 16x that some drive manufactures put protection on the drive so that you can only rip at 1 or 2x... any truth to that?
     
  8. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    how so, i have a 3.2 ghz Pentium 4 :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  9. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    There is a significant performance advance with the Core 2 Duo CPU's over the older Pentium 4's....
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    When ripping a DVD, the optical drive is the bottleneck. When encoding a DVD as another format, the CPU is the bottleneck.
     
  11. dejo Moderator

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    But you are not just ripping the movie using Handbrake, you are also re-encoding it! If you were to compare the time it takes to just rip the movie (using, say, MacTheRipper) vs. ripping-and-encoding, you would see where the bottleneck really is.
     
  12. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Are you running handbrake under windows or linux on that machine?
     

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