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Compressing DVDs to external drive
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:57:29 AM »
Is there an easy way to compress/copy DVDs onto external drive.
The method I currently use takes at least 45min per dvd?

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 08:53:38 AM »
dbPower amp will usually rip a CD between 3 and 5 mins.  If there is a difficult track, usually due to a printing defect, it will take longer

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 08:55:58 AM »
If it is videos and you want to encode then look for a program that supports GPU encoding. See
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/322874-Encoders-that-use-gpu-acceleration
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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 10:12:01 AM »
Have you tried DVD shrink?  This usually takes about 20 mins per disc

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 02:59:38 PM »
Hi Chrisc, tried dvd shrink and takes at least 30-40min per dvd.
Have at least 100 DVDs to store for media player interface.

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 03:30:21 PM »
Handbrake also works well.

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 04:19:27 PM »
Handbrake and Wondershare use the GPU and are super fast
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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 04:33:12 PM »
whats the specs of your PC? 45 mins seems a bit excessive ie my PC takes 45 minutes to rip a blu-ray to mkv using makemkv


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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 04:35:38 PM »
Yes, you want a program that uses the GPU.  I have an i7 with 16Gb of memory and this read and stored a DVD using DVD shrink in 18 mins.  I don't have a fancy GPU but I am sure this would assist

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Re: Compressing DVDs to external drive
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 12:08:46 PM »
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Is there an easy way to compress/copy DVDs onto external drive.
The method I currently use takes at least 45min per dvd?

As has been stated already DVD Shrink is probably the easiest way.  If you don't have a dedicated video card or GPU you're gonna end up with roughly similar speeds regardless of what software you use.  The fastest method AFAIK would be to use Slysoft's AnyDVD's "rip to image" or "rip to hard disk."  There are faster programs available
such as DVD-Cloner that can copy in under 20min but that's ONLY to DVD-R (not harddisk.) 

If your i7 is a newer CPU and has onboard intel graphics then you could try changing the settings in your copy software to "single-thread" instead of the likely default "multi-thread."  This should give you a slight speed boost and is actually the preferred method for encoding/decoding video. Either way, if you do this on a regular basis then AnyDVD is a "must-have" since it now can remove Cinavia protection on newer DVD's. (Something that only a select few programs are capable of)

*AnyDVD can not compress your DVD's though.  That's best left to DVDShrink.




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