I find DVD Shrink to be lightning fast anyway...
But I was just wondering would it help me if I turned off video preview? Would it speed up ripping in anyway?
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Simple enough to run a test:
Rip the same source with and without preview.
Report results here in the spirit of VideoHELP!
@conrapilot, i'll be happy to do
though, i wouldn't want to rip the same dvd twice
i don't understand why, but ripping dvds of roughly equal length take differing times
sometimes done in about 22 min, other times takes 32 min (just making those numbers up)
Well, it's the only way you will know for sure....
dvds of roughly equal length
Movie only Vs. entire dvd will make a difference also.
And I assume you are referring to "transcoding" and not "ripping" ?
But you were pretty vague so who knows.....
I also bet it would be a difference, if any, of seconds and not minutes.
@noahtuck, dvdshrink - using to rip
just loading up. getting rid of foreign audio and ripping
i'm thinking, doing a test won't give a conclusive answer
dvdshrink i have found is awesome. it runs in the background on low process
which means, if i want, i can still use my laptop to do other things
a machine that is fairly powerful + has loads of ram - there will be no difference
a machine that is entry level, then, yes, turning video off, uses less resources and therefore makes it faster
DVD Shrink shows the data rate when it's "backing up". It does tend to change as the backup progresses, but wouldn't it be a matter of checking/unchecking the preview option and noting it's effect, or lack of, on the displayed data rate?
No two DVDs will take the same amount of time to rip, not just because the video length is often different, but because the speed at which the drive can read the disc will vary from disc to disc. I've had ripping times vary between 10 minutes and an hour, the latter being for disc which are old/scratched/badly pressed/hard to read.
I have 3 DVD drives in this PC. Two are the same make/model, while one is a newer model. It'd not be unusual for me to rip 3 DVDs simultaneously using 3 instances of DVD Shrink. I generally open each and re-author, then start them all ripping together. They never, ever, ever finish at the same time.
OM2 says: ". . . though, i wouldn't want to rip the same dvd twice"
Care to share with the Colonials on this board as to "why" you "wouldn't want to rip the same dvd twice" to find a definitive answer to your OP?
DVD Shrink code is available anywhere.
P.S. The professional thread killers are at work now, so you probably can't get an answer here...
Last edited by JohnnyBob; 30th Apr 2014 at 00:46.
Since the OP seems to have resorted to a "hunker in the bunker," here's my result, being willing to rip the same dvd twice (what do we Colonials know?): NO TIME DIFFERENCE on a WinXP 2.7 mhz Celeron machine with 512mb ram; i.e., an oldie slow'un.
In the spirit of VideoHELP . . . .
(Your mileage may vary . . . . )
The preview video being displayed is only small short occasional clips which takes negligible time to process.Agreed. It's only a partial preview and a thumbnail at that. Margin should be so small, time to generate should be negligible.