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June 1, 2009



If compression is the problem, using the Quality Settings in Shrink should help. I've not run into any factory DVDs with too much content for it. At the higher compression I prefer Rebuilder. You can use the included Hank's Encoder. That way the whole Rebuilder setup is free. The retail Rebuilder Pro has more user friendly options, but retail means money. LOL For ripping the free RipIt4Me does a good job. DVD Decrypter and ImgBurn and Nero all burn ISO, Nero has to be burn ISO manually with Shrink output. It burns auto with file output and is the default burner with Nero Burning ROM. I'm going to far off the compression, use settings and programs if compression is high. The general rule is if the compression goes over 20% go to an encoder like those used with Rebuilder. Up to that Shrink is good, in fact probably is little beyond.Like Saugmon said, slow down burn speeds, but first go over his checklist of things to do (firmware) and things not to do (label stickers = bad balance). I'll have to say multi-tasking is optional depending on the system. No if you have an older single core. If you have a newer dual core with plenty of system resources you can do a lot more. Until dual cores I wouldn't recommend multi-tasking while doing dvd backups. With my current system I use Rebuilder, surf the net and do almost anything I want and still get good backups. I multi-task while burning (burns limited to 6X). I'll have to admit I don't have the average PC. So, when having problems, follow saugmon's advice and don't multi-task till you find the source of your problem. If single core, don't.

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His books are so much fun to browse through. Always love it when there's a new one!

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