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    System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    I'm not really sure why, but my system hangs, runs slow, and is unresponsive when I'm ripping DVDs. I have plenty of space on my drive and 2 gigs of ram so I don't think thats the issue--especially since it doesn't happen on my XP partition. Any ideas on how I could speed things up or what the problem could be?

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    I have an idea as to what the problem could be, but not how to fix it: My guess is the DVD ripping software under Linux does not work as well as the Windows ripper.

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    I thought it might have been an issue with the windows ripper I was running under wine so I used a Linux ripper and I still have the same problem.

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    What are you using to rip?
    Ripping isn't very cpu or ram intensive (or hdd

    Can you describe your hardware setup (hdd('s), dvd drives('s) and how they're connected.

    For instance i was testing a little script to autorip from multiple drives simultaneously and there was no loss of functionality when ripping from 2 drives at the same time. (older p4, 1 gig ram

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    I used a lot of different programs to determine that I don't think it's an issue with the programs (Ripit4Me, DVdFab, Vobcopy and K9copy). My hardware set up is 1 SATA HD, 1 cd/dvd-rw (IDE) and 1 DVD-ram drive (IDE).

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    that's similar to me (2 sata hdd's, but that's irrelevant for this use).

    Is there any difference between when ripping from one dvd drive or the other?

    Are the dvd drives on separate controllers (ide cable) or the same one?

    If you have a lot of open applications at once (not referring to ripping) do you notice any performance issues other than maybe application open time?

    What's an average time for typical dvd9 rip?

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    I'm pretty sure they are on separate controllers. I'm gonna check my other drive's ripping speed but since it's older it doesn't read or rip as fast--I'm still gonna check though. As far as application performance firefox runs pretty slow when ripping--sometimes it hangs and darkens up, there is lag when switching tabs or even when typing sometimes. I would say that the average rip time for a DVD9 would be about 15+minutes in linux.

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    Ok, my other drive isn't ripping as fast but everything else seems to be a lot more stable. I'm assuming that there is some issue with Linux and my other DVD-Ram drive. Any idea on how to fix this? I'm still pretty new to Linux so please bear with me.

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    sorry i was trying to see what would choke the system while ripping and it was a lot.
    Vobcopy ripping from both drives, 4 firefoxes running on each cube side, vlc playing a movie from hdd, system monitor running, and me typing a text didn't faze that much.
    When I had one firefox open 32 tabs at once things did choke up quite a bit.

    Anyway while I'm not sure this is an issue run this on your drives (I'm assuming dvd drives are scd0 and scd1 (if your not sure of device node run sudo lshw -C disk and you'll see a /dev/scdx for each *cdrom listing

    Code:
    sudo hdparm -i /dev/scd0
    and the same for ....../dev/scd1 and also /dev/sda (hdd I'll presume

    Did you ck. your ide controller setup?

    Edit: actually post the lshw for info's sake
    Last edited by mc4man; September 7th, 2008 at 06:13 AM.

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    Re: System hangs a lot when ripping DVDs

    Alright I'm back on. It got late last night and I went to sleep. Anyway, here is the ishw and the other commands. Let me know what you think. And as for the IDE the ATAPI is set as master and the Compaq is set as slave.

    sudo lshw -C disk
    *-cdrom:0
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVD A DH20A4P
    vendor: ATAPI
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom1
    logical name: /dev/dvd1
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: 9P59
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
    *-cdrom:1
    description: DVD reader
    product: DVD-ROM GDR8160B
    vendor: COMPAQ
    physical id: 0.1.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/scd1
    logical name: /dev/sr1
    version: 0012
    capabilities: removable audio dvd
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
    *-disk
    description: ATA Disk
    product: SAMSUNG HD403LJ
    physical id: 0.1.0
    bus info: scsi@2:0.1.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: CT10
    serial: S0NFJ1KP103770
    size: 372GiB (400GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=19bf19be
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    /dev/sda:

    Model=SAMSUNG HD403LJ , FwRev=CT100-10, SerialNo=S0NFJ1KP103770
    Config={ Fixed }
    RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
    BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=16384kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
    CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=781422768
    IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
    UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
    AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
    Drive conforms to: unknown: ATA/ATAPI-3,4,5,6,7

    * signifies the current active mode
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    /dev/scd0:

    Model=ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P , FwRev=9P59 , SerialNo=
    Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
    RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
    BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
    (maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
    IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: *sdma0 *sdma1 *sdma2 sdma? mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
    UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3 udma4
    AdvancedPM=no
    Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-4,5,6,7

    * signifies the current active mode
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    /dev/scd1:

    Model=COMPAQ DVD-ROM GDR8160B , FwRev=0012 , SerialNo=
    Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
    RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
    BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
    (maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
    IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
    UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3
    AdvancedPM=no

    * signifies the current active mode
    Last edited by klemperal; September 7th, 2008 at 07:18 PM.

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