View Full Version : iTunes imports at 0.3x with error correction

Oct 27, 2003, 01:31 PM
I'm running iTunes 4.1.1 for Windows on a 1.6GHz Athlon with 512MB, lots of disk space, and a 40x Plextor CD-ROM drive.

Normally when I import audio CDs in iTunes they rip at 8-10x regardless of the codec (usually 320kbps MP3/AAC or uncompressed AIFF).

However, when I check "Use error correction when reading Audio CDs" in the import preferences panel, import speed drops to ~0.3-0.5x.

Is this 30x hit in performance normal when using error correction?

Oct 27, 2003, 01:59 PM
From what I've heard yes it is. Error correction seems to make the ripping slower than real time.