I have a PIII 600 with about 700Meg ram. I use it to surf the web, download info, e-mail and some typing. I am happy with the machine. Now I am backuping a few DVDs (movie) using DVDShrink, including burning (with Nero and a 8X media) for a straight DVD5 (or just the movie) to DVD-R with decoding only, it takes less than 1 hr for each burn+decoding. The decoding is only 30 minutes or so. But when I go to DVD9 and do a compression, the decoding and compression takes from 1 hour to 2 hour depending on the movie. the buring is not a problem - about 10 minutes with 8x media.
If I upgarde to P4 3ghz, will the time for compression and decoding decrease significantly?
Can someone post their time for doing a full disc compression using dvdshrink and the machine type, and movie title, so I can do some comparisons.
If the time saving is not significant, I will stick with the PIII.