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Slow The data rate is to slow to capture dvd from usb port. How can I fix that?

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Re: Slow

I take it youre on a PC. You can install a pci or pcmcia card ( whether youre on laptop or desktop ) that has firewire which is 40 x faster than usb1. It must be video youre attempting to capture because still photos only require usb. Most digital video camera come on board with firewire. Check your computer for a port labeled "1394" or "ilink" thise are the name of firewire ports found on PCs.  Anything slower and you run the risk of droppede frames of having to compress the video to capture.

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