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Latley I figured I would try using Windows DVD Maker to burn DVDs, versus using the super basic version of Roxio that came with my PC. I like the varitety of menu styles and features it has (for a freebie), but the encoding process before burning is extremely slow. To burn an hour and a half of video it took 5 1/2 HOURS!!!!!!!!! Is it just generally slow or is there a way to speed it up.

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It's an HP Pavillion a6200n. Vista Home Premium 32 bit, 2.6 GHz AMD processor, 2.5 GB RAM (2 one gig stix and a 512 mb) NVidia graphics

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what about your dvd drive your computer seems quick enough it unlikely to be the software could be a hardware conflict or fault
you got any errors (? or !) in device manager. If not update your cd/dvd driver and firmware from the manufacures not microsofts website and it should solve the problem.

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the drive is speedy, works quick with roxio and ulead, no problems in the device manager
i will try the update, but the computer is only a month old

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if it works speedy with roxio then it must be vista needing an update or your dvd drive needing an update even though your comp may be a month old companies release new firmware and drivers very often

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thanks for the help
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Thanks, but I am really just trying to see if there is a faster way to use DVD Maker

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Hi all, yesterday i started burning a movie on dvd using the windows dvd maker, since 4pm yesterday till today it has only burned 71%. Slow? So i kept it overnight assured it would be complete when i wake up but even though there are no error messages and the software is still running it seems to have stopped burning. It hasn't went past 71%. What do i do? Should i cancel it and try all over again, or should i wait and see what happens? Please somebody help

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I have a new HP computer with Windows 7. My Windows DVD Maker is so slow. It takes an hour to burn a movie? Any suggestions?

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Someone had posted the answer to this and I can't find the thread.

Go to task Manager (shift/alt/del)
Click on Processes
Right click on Windows DVD Maker
Click on Priority
Change Priority to High

This does make it run faster but I don't think anything will make it lightening quick.

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Your not burning the entire time, if you read the status bar it is encoding, which is frame by frame, and is generally slow unless you are a

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Heres a trick I discovered by accident:

Step 1: Select AVI file, Choose menus, Hit "burn"
Step 2: Open task manager right away and find DVDMaker.exe in the process window
Step 3: As soon as encoding hits 0.3 percent set the priority to high

If encoding jumps to 2.5 percent or higher shortly after then the trick is working, I tested this on Core 2 and Core quad with great results.

Mike

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