Received my 3500 ext yesterday.
Ripping with DVD Decrypter on a 4 hour Soprano disk takes about 45mins.
Compressing with DVD2one takes about 55min for same file.
Then it burns in about 15 mins on Ritek G05 -r disc's.
Averaging almost 2 hours a disc??? Is this normal? I'm ripping with the combo drive in my DELL Inspiron 5100 notebook. Watching the speeds while ripping, it will start about 1.8x, then maybe jump up to 2.8x, then 3.8x, then back down again ( depending on the file I guess ).
I did a test run with DVD xcopy 3.02 on a 2 hour movie. Ripped and recorded in 35-40 mins. I would just keep using that, but the Sopranos disc got compressed to only filling the blank about 50%???! I knew that wasnt right, 4 hours into the space of 1 hour? Atleast with the DVD2one I'm going to get the best utilization of disc space, but these times are killing me. I havent tried a regular 2 hour movie yet to see if its any faster ( with Decryp/2one ), maybe I should do that right now.