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    Hi all

    New to all this so I thought I would ask a question. How long should it take to back up a DVD movie?

    FYI I am using Nero 6.3.0.0, my O/S is WIN XP PRO.

    Initially when I got the writer I was using USB 1.1 and burns were taking 120 - 150 minutes, so I upgraded to USB 2 and now 1 full length film takes between 45 and 65 minutes.

    My writer (Freecom Classic external DVD+/-R aka NEC 1300A?) claims to write at upto 4x and the best times I have achieved have been with a 4x disc.

    Does this seem about right?

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  2. 2x takes 28-30 min
    2.4x takes 22-24 min
    4x takes 14-15 min
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  3. Originally Posted by tompika
    2x takes 28-30 min
    2.4x takes 22-24 min
    4x takes 14-15 min
    That is of course assuming a full disc.

    USB does not have the transfer rate of EIDE, so that would perhaps explain your slower burn speeds.
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    I'm using Nero Vision Express 2 and burn a full DVD-video on 4-5 hours!

    The actual burning is done in 10-15 minutes - it's the transcoding that takes so much time....

    Am I doing something wrong or is this normal?

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  5. USB2 and firewire should support 4x burning
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    Thanks for all your replies!

    I just tested my USB2 connection, and thats working fine but a full disc is still taking between 45 & 60 mins!

    I guess there is over 160 mins of material that I am backing up, so does that mean I am working at about 2.4 x ?

    Also, looking at the media I am using they don't say that they burn at 4x (in fact one says it's only 1x but it still takes about an hour!). Surely these figures make a difference, but I am not sure what that difference means!

    Anyway, thanks again - any further guidance would be appreciated!

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  7. James youre NOT burning at 2.4x

    Burning a full DVD
    1x takes about an hour
    2x takes 28-30 min
    2.4x takes 22-24 min
    4x takes 14-15 min
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    Thanks Tompika

    I guess I need to buy some 4x media and see if that makes a difference!

    Can I ask a thick question though, if a film is over 2 hours, and burning it takes an hour, why wouldn't that be a 2x burn? Does the 1 x refer to something other than duration?

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  9. Originally Posted by yoyo36
    if a film is over 2 hours, and burning it takes an hour, why wouldn't that be a 2x burn?
    No.
    The size of the data is still 4.37GB
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    Ok I think I get ya!

    1x (or whatever) refers to data transfer rates as opposed to "real time".

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    try these

    1. Dvd Decrypter (5 mins aprox)
    2. Dvd2One (15-20 aprox)
    3. Copytodvd (10 mins) 4x
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  12. Originally Posted by Denvers Dawgs
    3. Copytodvd (10 mins) 4x
    Burning a full DVD at 4x takes 14-15 min
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    Well since using the Memorex 4x dvd+r's it is only taking me around 10 mins, maybe 12 mins max
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  14. You don't burn at 4x but 6x then
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  15. Either that or its not a full DVD
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