Speeding-up Movie Ripping on my NEC DVD Drive

Great, after spending hours and hours ripping almost all of my DVDs to my server, I find a firmware patch that allows my DVD drive to read movies at about 10 times the speed.  Apparently there is a RipLock feature on most DVD drives that prevents high-speed reading of DVD movies.  I guess this is great if you're watching a movie, because the drive is spinning very slowly, but not when copying.  AnyDVD has a feature to slow down a drive in software, so if I really wanted it slow during movie playback, I can easily set it back to "slow" that way.

Anyway, here is a link to the modified firmwares for NEC drives.  I downloaded "Liggy's 3.07 Bitsetting Firmware" – the fast version that removes RipLock – for my NEC 3520 drive.


(I also downloaded binflash to install the firmware:  http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/ )

Written by in: Home Theater | Tags: | Last updated on: 2014-May-27 |

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  • Carlton Bale says:

    Just a quick follow-up: I didn’t really notice the speed improvement I thought I’d see. Maybe I loaded the wrong firmware or maybe it really is not that crippled speed-wise.

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