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Old 02-01-2008, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I have a question... I have around 30 movies on my Western Digital 500GB external drive. I occasionally burn a movie here or there so I can watch it on my TV. Well normally I pull the movie off the External Drive on to my Desktop and convert it from AVI to the DVD format. Will converting it right off the External drive be slower or will it not make a difference? I figured it would, but I really don't know to be honest. So if anyone can fill me in on that that'd be great!

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I do it all the time. Takes about a half hour to encode, and then about 10min to burn on my machine. Haven't really tried it off of my main drive...so I don't know how much of a difference it'd make.
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if it's usb 2.0, esata or firewire...it shouldn't matter
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Yeah it's 2.0 so sounds good.
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