elie wrote:i used to have the liteon ltd-163 and ripping dvd-v wasn't limited to 2x is it true that the new 166s is limited to 2x ripping spped for dvd-v
No it is false
. 166S can rip movies at full speed . It can read Single Layer DVD VIDEO at 16X Max and Dual Layer DVD VIDEO at 8X Max .
Those saying it can only rip at 2X should enable DMA . Also it is true with very short files ( few megas ) or some ripping start you can encounter the 3X speed but this is not a constant speed .
You should be able to rip Single Layer DVD VIDEO in 4/6 Mn and Dual Layer DVD video in 16 Mn ( around twice data for ripping speed divised par two ) .
It is normal that DVD-ROM drives are slower at reading Dual Layer DVD VIDEO .
You want to know more about 166S ? Read my test . And advise those saying it can only rip at 2X that they are wrong
( link to this topic and perhaps to my test