[mythtv-users] MythArchive Taking Long Time To Burn DVD

Eric Holt eric-mythtv at skoozdag.com
Thu Jan 18 20:45:55 UTC 2007

Well, I didnt get any replies on the list, but I fixed this issue... so 
I thought I'd reply to myself incase anyone else is searching the 
archives for an issue like this.

For whatever reason, my DVD drive didnt have DMA turned on... even 
though in previous installs of KnoppMyth, it was out of the box.  Not 
sure why this is the case... same DVD drive, same other hardware.

Anyway, so I turned DMA on, and burnt a DVD, and presto, took about 5 
minutes to burn, versus the 37 minutes the previous time.  Much better.


Eric Holt wrote:
> Hey folks!  I just did a reinstall of KnoppMyth on my MythTV box, and 
> I'm having a bit of a problem with the new MythArchive.
> Besides there not being a web frontend to it (but thats another story), 
> my problem is that MythArchive takes an awful long time to actually do 
> the DVD burning.  I'm not talking about the stuff it has to do to get 
> the video ready to be burnt, I'm talking about the actual burning itself.
> My latest attempt burnt a DVD that is only 3.49GB in size (so not using 
> the whole 4.3GB on the DVD), and it took 27 minutes to burn that!  This 
> is a 16x burner with 16x media.  My previous install of KnoppMyth, when 
> using MythBurn, took the "normal" amount of time to burn a full DVD, 
> somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 minutes for a full DVD.
> When MythArchive first starts the burn process, the drive is loud, and 
> sounds like its spinning real fast and doing its thing.  Then as it gets 
> into the burn, it sounds as if its slowing down, and then gets to the 
> point where you cant barely hear it, and just sits and sits.
> The log doesnt show anything peculiar, as far as I can see:
> 	2007-01-16 17:53:01 Burning ISO image to /dev/dvd
> 	2007-01-16 18:20:09 Finished burning ISO image
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks in advance!
>    --Eric
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