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    Video Plays Too Fast On Ipod

    After successful copying of a DVD - specifically, an episode of the old Kung Fu TV series - using AnyDVD, I then tried using Crunch (for Windows) to convert it for use on my iPod (using "iPod Standard"). After the "crunch", the video plays at normal speed with no sound. After loading the video on my iPod, there is sound, but the picture and sound play at twice the speed. Anyone have any idea what's going on here? I have had this problem with no other DVDs except Kung Fu Season 1.
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    Converting Dvd's

    Check out the following article, which also appeared in PC World's USA edition: http://www.pcworld.in/india/how_to/Digital...vice/4259931/10
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    Slow Crunch

    Thanks. I'll check it out.
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    Slow Crunch

    My Crunching operation (to iPod Standard format) takes quite awhile -- at least three times the length of the video (e.g., a 1-1/2 hour movie takes almost 5 hourch to "crunch"). Assuming it is a hardware problem that has nothing to do with Crunch -- a safe assumption, I think, since my computer is almost 5 years old -- I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions how to speed up the process a bit* without changing or adding hardware. For example, does additional hard drive space significantly increase conversion speed? Does source/target file location matter at all? Are there any formats other than iPod Standard that convert faster yet still work well on iPods? __________________ * I believe PC world indicated that a feature-length would only take about 1 to 2 hours to convert.
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    Crunch Problem With Pc

    I'm not sure if your problem is the same as mine, but (as I indicated in another post under this topic) I downloaded Crunch but was not able to install and open it. (When I tried to run the program, WinZip Self-Extractor unzipped the program files, then a Norton AntiVirus 2005 Download Manager popped up and asked me if I want to start downloading. Clicking on "Start" started downloading out-of-date 2005 Norton AntiVirus files. Crunch did not open at any time.) When I disabled the entire Norton internet security system, including the firewall, and re-downloaded Crunch, the program installed and ran fine. (The Roxio site does suggest that a firewall might have to be disabled when downloading software, but just doing this didn't work.) Hope this helps. Good luck growing old waiting for Roxio tech support to respond!
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    Roxio Tech Unsupport

    An old episode of Fawlty Towers comes to mind as I write this -- the one where one guest says to another guest, in sarcastic praise of the hotel, "I recommend the self-service". My Crunch problem was that I downloaded the program but was not able to install and open it. When I tried to run the program, WinZip Self-Extractor unzipped the program files, then a Norton AntiVirus 2005 Download Manager popped up and asked me if I want to start downloading. Huh? Clicking on "Start" started downloading out-of-date 2005 Norton AntiVirus files. Crunch did not open at any time. Tech support’s response? That I should check to see whether I purchased the Mac version of Crunch by mistake! (Roxio must have Mac on the brain, since they only have this discussion board for Mac users of Crunch!) Talk about the irrelevant boilerplate response of the new year! When I reminded tech support (and I use that term very loosely) of the problem I raised, no response. Well, the Roxio site does suggest that a firewall might have to be disabled when downloading software. (It is odd, though, that this has never been an issue for me before.) So, as part of the Roxio self-help process, I did try a re-download with the Norton firewall disabled, but with the same result. As a last-ditch effort, I disabled the entire Norton internet security system and re-downloaded Crunch. Success! (Whether Crunch itself works as advertised – and as touted by PC World -- remains to be seen of course.) My point? Apart from trying to help others having similar Norton issues –- obviously Roxio is incapable or unwilling to do so – I think it is important to note that when someone like me is a better computer geek than a software company and its tech support, something's wrong. By the way, when I purchased another product from Slysoft, their tech support responded timely and accurately to address a glitch I was experiencing with their product. Kudos to Slysoft!!!!!!!
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