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DVD burner takes 9 hours

By BlueSkunk12
Mar 31, 2009
  1. I have a HP 504n with a new(ish) dvd burner. My computer has a 2 G processor, 1 G ram, 40 G hdd (9.6 G free). My burner is an ATAPI DH20A4P (with updated drivers).

    This is my 2nd time trying to burn dvd's on it. I honestly don't remember how it did last time. I tried Nero, RealPlayer, and now I'm using DVD Flick. Takes forever no matter which I use. My CPU use maxes during each burn.

    My Primary and Secondary IDE Channels are both set on DMA. I use Sony DVD-R rated at 16x.

    Any suggestions on how to decrease the burn time to an hour or less?
     
  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    Are you burning a home made movie or are you just copying data?
     
  3. BlueSkunk12

    BlueSkunk12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried copying data (accidently), but it won't play on my dvd player. So I'm trying to convert my home movies. And that works, but takes 9 hours.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    If you just do straight data, how long does it take?

    Video conversion is one of the hardest things on a processor, so it can take a long time. What processor do you have and how much RAM?
     
  5. BlueSkunk12

    BlueSkunk12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My processor is an Intel Celeron. I have 1 Gig of RAM.

    Is it supposed to take 9 hours to convert 2 Gigs of video files?
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Depends on the speed and model of the Celeron, but yep, I'd expect 9 hours to be a reasonable conversion time for a dvd length video on a Celeron.
     
  7. BlueSkunk12

    BlueSkunk12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So what do I do to speed things up?
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

  9. BlueSkunk12

    BlueSkunk12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's just fine. I asked what I need to do what I want, and you answered. :)
     
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