I have an old IBM Aptiva with plenty of diskspace, like 50 GB, but only a AMD K6-2 333 MHz and 64 Mb RAM.
I just wonder if it is "possible" to rip and copy DVDs on this old PC if I buy a DVDR?
Thanks in advance.
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How many hours do you think it will take to rip a DVD then?
And will it help to add more RAM?
You might be able to get away with ripping and burning 1:1 backups of single layer discs, albeit slowly as Hardcoreruss has mentioned - however, you will realize that your CPU will fall short if you come across a dual layer disc that doesn't quite fit on a DVD-R.
Transcoding would be the most CPU intensive process of the game. If ripping and burning don't take long, transcoding will.
Some of the more popular transcoders available are DVD Shrink, DVD2One, Instant Copy, Nero Recode, etc.
Here are some of the specs off the box off a first generation DVD+R recorder (max speed 2.4x, ND-1100A) so you can compare:
Minimum System Requirements:
Win 98 SE / ME / 2000 Pro / XP / or NT4 (SP4 or Higher)
Intel or Compatible Pentium III - 400mhz Processor
128mb RAM or Higher Recommended
HDD With Access Time of 15 ms or Less
Drive Space (Which you have)