3 hours, ouch. I'm surprised that the DVDs weren't copy protected either.I noticed the same thing too when I had to rip a couple of Bollywood films from DVD to .mov files for an assignment (and I'm Chinese...) and handbrake immediately told me it would take 9 hours to rip a 3 hour film (!).
What I did was I dragged the dvd's contents to my desktop, which took not more than 15 mins, then pointed handbrake to it. Went down to 2-ish hours after that (or shorter).
Yeah, I know its a 2 step process, but it works for me. Its true what Eidorian said, the optical drive is the bottleneck. Just sharing my (less than prefect) methods
It was truly a pain... But that's what you get when you let other people pick out your assignment topics3 hours, ouch. I'm surprised that the DVDs weren't copy protected either.
MacTheRipper isn't bad at all on an external drive. 13-15 minutes for a single layer on my 16x one.It was truly a pain... But that's what you get when you let other people pick out your assignment topics
And if they were copy protected, it would have been even more longer. But we're talking about Bollywood movies here