Slow Rip Speed with Vista

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by azumaniac, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. azumaniac

    azumaniac Member

    I have just completed a new computer build with Vista. My plan was to build a new workstation/media server. The problem is, even though I have a new and powerful computer, the rip time for any respective DVD has doubled over what it took on my older XP machine. This a severe disappointment. I assume that the overly invasive Vista security features are to blame. Anyone have any ideas on how to speed up the process?

    Intel E6700 C2D
    EVGA 680i
    EVGA 8800GTS
    2 x 1gbyte Corsair RAM
    Plextor 760A DVD drive
    SB Audigy 2ZS Platinum
    Thermaltake 650W P/S
    Windows Vista Ultimate
     
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

  3. azumaniac

    azumaniac Member

    Slow rip speed on Vista

    I answered my own question finally. It was not Vista that was at fault, it was my new Plextor PX-760A DVD drive. Apparently, this drive auto-throttles itself to slow speed when it detects CSS protection on a DVD, such as just about any movie DVD. This way, the drive is not too noisy when it is playing your favorite movie.

    Reading up on the Plextor website, I found out that the PlexTools application that comes with the drive has a manual override button that allows you to force the drive into maximum read speed. To get PlexTools to operate with Vista however, you have to download the PlexTools LE update.

    I tried it, it works, it is a little bit of a pain because you have to hit the speed override button for every movie DVD that you put in the drive. I hope this information helps someone else out there who is overburdened with all the real problems that can be laid at the feet of Vista.
     
  4. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ Azumaniac,

    Welcome to the Forum.

    I don’t have a Plextor PX-760A nor am I running Windows Vista but I have too ask if you have the most current version of AnyDVD and have it activated how would your Plextor PX-760A be able to detect that a DVD contained CSS protection to trigger the auto-throttle slowdown on your Plextor PX-760A?

    The purpose of AnyDVD software program among other things is to prevent the Windows Operating system and Hardware Equipment from being able to detect that a DVD contains CSS protection. If you did have AnyDVD activated your Plextor PX-760A auto-throttle slowdown would never become activated and you would not have to hit the speed override button for every movie DVD that you put in your Plextor PX-760A. To me it appears that you don’t have AnyDVD active when playing your DVD’s.

    Regards,
    Coaster
     
  5. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I think the hardware drive sees the protection, then AnyDVD eliminates it from getting any further. Remember, the drive sees the DVD before anything else (including AnyDVD) sees it.

    -W
     
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I believe you can press the Eject button for >3 seconds instead of using PlexTools.
     
  7. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    This is perfectly correct. As usual James. :clap:
     
  8. azumaniac

    azumaniac Member

    In reply to a previous question, I am using AnyDVD 6.1.2.5.

    Thanks for the tip about pushing the eject button for 3 seconds James. Sure enough, I tried it and it works perfectly. Push the button for 3 seconds until the LED blinks, insert your disk and voila!

    I looked in the manual for this little jewel of information but it was nowhere to be found.

    Thanks Again