Hello, I have a problem here that seems to me somewhat sall of a sudden. First off, I want to clear up that I have many years of computer experience but this problems caught me for a loop. So I am bugged by it. Big time.
Now the sitution is I have been using DVDSHRINK for almost two years. Never but never had any problems with it. Using the last version released version. JUst all of a sudden out of the blue with in the last week or so I CAN NOT seem to get any higher ANALYZING or ENCODING speeds like i used to.
I HAVE ALWAYS used to be able to DEEP ANALYZE and with ENHANCEMENT (SHARP) and was able to encode movies wihtin 2 - 2 1/2 hours. NEVER had any problems. Now it is like taking forever like 58 minutes for ANALYZING (never took that long 15-20 minutes most) and now like 4 hours to ENCODE at a RATE of around 400-500 kb/s. Buffered readings fluctuates between 15-43mb! never was this slow. This has never been this slow before and i havent changed any of the settings.
Now to answer the technical questions, I rip the DVDS to HDD FIRST, using DVDDECRYPTER and that works fine. So the DVD DRIVES ARE NOT the problem here.
I run DVD SHRINK, load the files off HDD and then shrink to another partition on a WD 200 gig 7200rpm drive (split roughly into two 100 gig partitions). IT is better to use different partion as it doenst have to read and write to the same partition, though not as great as going from one HDD to a completeley different HDD, but i never had any problems, like I say till just recently. I have two HDDS one is a SEGATE that is only 40 gigs and that has the OS INSTALLED. The WD 200gig is for my music work and graphic work. But I use it for backing up my movies as well.
Now I DID check the DMA settings that was like the first thing I did. Being into computers as I am that was like instinct. The HDD dma is set ON for BOTH HDDS at UDMA 100 Mode 5 using the 80 wire cable. Bios is set right and WIN XP reads them correct. The DVD drives are also set for UDMA 33 which is mode 2. But the DVD shouldnt have any effect on the encoding or analysing since the files are ON the HDD. The dvd disks are never in the drives at this point. The DMA settings HAS to be set anyways for DMA cause then my music software wouldnt work, as they demand DMA inorder to run since it is direct to HDD recording, and those programs are working fine.
The HDD drives are defragged regularly. I have removed DVDSHRINK and cleared registry info and then reinstalled it a couple times. STILL NO GO! Now I have tried using CLONEDVD just for the heck of it, and that seems to RIP WAYYYYY FAST but the quality was not as good and i REALLY prefer the DVDSHRINK over Clone, my personal opinion thats all. I guess i just like the way it it is easy to work.
Now this has been happening recently to ANY DVD I PUT IN. EVEN my older ones I have backed up before that used to take like 2 hours, NOW TAKE up 4 hours or so to do the same orginal disks. (I did them to test knowing that in the past they worked fine and encoded fast. ) SO i know it isnt just a particularly HUGE DVD. Now this is doing it to ALL of them.
My system is a P4 2.8 GHZ, 1 gig ram winXP, and it always ROCKED before in the past.
I NEVER use the music computer on line, in fact I dont even have DIAL UP INSTALLED on it. I use it for my music work only. BUT i have checked it with VIRUSES and SPYWARE/ADWARE on daily basis. Call it extra precautions
as sometimes I would get music cds to master that are multi media cds with data on them, but ALL IS CLEANED nothing ever is shown up.
Any tidbits of information would be appreciative. Nothing in my hardware has changed, no software as been changed this problem seems like it was just all of a sudden . Like I say I WOULD RATHER use DVDSHRINK and to continue to use it, as it has been nothing but a GOOD program to be for the last 2 years. I hate to have to go back to the restore disks just for one program giving me a trouble. Cause then i would have to reinstall all my music programs and grpahic software all over again!.