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    I have tried 3 different drives that are DVD-R and say they read at 8x but a 90 minute movies is taking me 30 minutes to copy which is only 3x. I have tried dvd fab and 3-4 others all with the same results

    Is this the best way to copy and this is just the fastest speed or is there a better way?
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    If you still have dvdfab, click on the arrow in the upper right hand corner and
    Slect common settings - general settings - click on the reset DMA, restart dvdfab an try your disc's again.
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    Are you sure your drives aren't rip-locked? Mac drives (like SuperDrives) do tend to be riplocked, in my limited experience.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplock
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    Re the suggestion to reset DMA in dvdfab here is my screen shot I went through ALL settings and didnt see a reset DMA anywhere.
    Re the rip-locked yes I am sure not using an apple drive but a pioneer one and it works just not at the speed it should
    QUESTION: how long should it take to copy a 90 minute movie?
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    Originally Posted by rewolpert View Post
    drives read at 8x but a 90 minute movies is taking me 30 minutes to copy which is only 3x.
    The drive speed is (largely) unrelated to the duration of the movie. DVD 1x speed is defined as 1.32 MB/s, and 8x as 10.57 MB/s.
    Dirt, scratches and read errors may cause the drive the re-read sections, and that will slow down the copy process.
    Decrypting takes time as well, and will slow down the copy process. This part is more linked to the CPU speed than the drive speed.
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    Are you copying or CONVERTING to something else?
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    I am copy to an .mp4 to be used on my Dune HD Duo Media Server
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  8. Originally Posted by rewolpert View Post
    I am copy to an .mp4 to be used on my Dune HD Duo Media Server
    Then you're likely compressing the video. The speed of that compression is probably your bottleneck.
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    how would I not compress the video

    TO ALL what is a reasonable amount of time to copy a 90 minute DVD?
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    Originally Posted by rewolpert View Post
    how would I not compress the video

    TO ALL what is a reasonable amount of time to copy a 90 minute DVD?
    MakeMKV....takes about 10 minutes on my 10 year old Windows XP computer.
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    Originally Posted by rewolpert View Post
    I am copy to an .mp4 to be used on my Dune HD Duo Media Server
    That's not a copy, Sparky, that's a conversion. You have a media server that can't read MPEG? What kind of junk media server is that? Does it fit in your shirt pocket and run on batteries?
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