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  1. way to Rigel 7 cornemuse's Avatar
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    I have been using RedFox & SlySoft both, for ripping DVDs. ← for years and years.
    Suddenly, the rips are taking very long times to rip. This is happening on 3 computers.
    I replaced cd-dvd rom on one, but still slow.
    One has 'SlySoft', the old version. Same issue.
    Disks before took 7-10 minutes, now, Sly shows at first 7-8 minutes remaining but soon it goes to 28-29-30-33+ minutes to go.

    Is there some bug out there started to prevent ripping?

    I am at a loss, , , ,

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    Only on one particular DVD? Or all?
    Most drives used to have riplock set to 2x, not sure if that's still true
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    newer forms of CP? (newer than the version you've got supported/installed)
    dirty/crappy discs?

    I'd check those kinds of things first.

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    All DVDs so far. Look to be pristine for the most part.

    newer forms of CP? What is this (CP)?

    I have not changed anything (comp settings) for months & months.

    I tried another computer, latest version of redfox, computer froze, , , , What is going on??
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    You could check how long it takes to read an entire DVD in Nero CD-DVD speed (Benchmark mode). If it's the same slow speed, it is unlikely that your ripping software is at fault.
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    cornemuse,
    If you had a DVD to rip, and your DVD drive had trouble reading the disc, it may have produced multiple Read Errors. Then the DVD drive will drop from using DMA (fast read) to PIO (slow read) mode. If you moved this same DVD to other computers and those DVD drives had the same trouble reading (thus producing Read Errors) those DVD drives may have also switched from using DMA to PIO mode. This is one way all your computers may have become slow with reading DVD discs. Once a DVD drive has switched to using PIO mode, you have to manually switch it back to using DMA mode.

    Suggest checking Device Manager of each computer to verify each DVD drive is using DMA mode. Preferably, "Ultra DMA mode 5".

    Here's an article with a good description of this issue and details how to switch a DVD drive back to using DMA mode.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2007/12/12/cd-or-dvd-drive-slow-change-it-from-pio-to-dma-mode/

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    If I click on transfer mode, the option is *DMA if available & *PIO only.
    There are 3 primary, all are the same ^

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    Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
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    If I click on transfer mode, the option is *DMA if available & *PIO only.
    There are 3 primary, all are the same ^

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    does your computer have the latest bios update ??
    have you tried resetting the bios ??
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    Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    newer forms of CP? What is this (CP)?
    CP = Copy Protection
    Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
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    Have you tried Nero CD-DVD speed?
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    cornemuse,
    Are you using Windows XP? Are you using internal or external DVD drives? I assumed internal.

    When you are looking at Device Manager, expand (click the + before) DVD/CD-ROM drives. It will show the model of your DVD drive. Right click and select Properties. Under the General tab what does it show under Location?

    Back at Device Manager, when you expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers you mentioned there are 3 Primary Channels. Are any Secondary IDE Channels shown? Typically, a PC would have a hard drive cabled to the Primary IDE Channel and the DVD drive would be cabled to the Secondary IDE Channel to maximize data throughput.

    For what it's worth, when your problem has happened to me, I have uninstalled the driver (the Second Method in the previously linked article) for the Secondary IDE Channel since my DVD drive was cabled to the Secondary IDE Channel. Upon reboot, the driver was automatically reinstalled and showed Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 5 under Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers > Secondary IDE Channel. After that fast DVD reading was restored.

    Here's another link for you:
    https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/175367-ultra-dma-mode-2-3-4-5-wat-the-difference

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    Shows the correct cdrom drive, second one is software drive from slysoft
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    cornemuse,

    Since you show Location 0 (0) for your DVD drive, I would have thought the DVD drive was cabled to the Primary IDE Channel and set as Master (Device 0).

    Yet per your previous picture, your Primary IDE Channel Properties > Advanced Settings > shows Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable. "There are 3 primary, all are the same ^". I would expect that result if no hardware is physically connected to the Primary IDE motherboard connector.

    Did you check the Properties > Advanced Settings of the Secondary IDE Channels? Are any of the 3 Secondary IDE Channels showing Current Transfer Mode: PIO?

    I'm at a loss on how to proceed checking DMA verses PIO transfer mode for your DVD drive based on the discrepancies.

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