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.

  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.

  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

    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