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creator2456
Jan 21, 2009, 07:49 PM
As I have stated in a couple of my other posts, I am ripping my CDs as Apple Lossless for digital storage. One thing I have noticed is the ripping speed has been as low as 4x and as high as 14x.

Just curious as to what is causing such a difference in seemingly similar CDs.



SactoGuy18
Jan 21, 2009, 11:30 PM
As I have stated in a couple of my other posts, I am ripping my CDs as Apple Lossless for digital storage. One thing I have noticed is the ripping speed has been as low as 4x and as high as 14x.

Just curious as to what is causing such a difference in seemingly similar CDs.

In the Import settings, if you enabled Use error correction when reading Audio CDs, iTunes will vary the import speed quite a bit depending on the quality of your optical drive. On my computer, my optical drive uses the Serial ATA interface, as such even with error correction enabled I get 11-13x import speeds. :)

creator2456
Jan 22, 2009, 02:20 AM
In the Import settings, if you enabled Use error correction when reading Audio CDs, iTunes will vary the import speed quite a bit depending on the quality of your optical drive. On my computer, my optical drive uses the Serial ATA interface, as such even with error correction enabled I get 11-13x import speeds. :)

I leave it unchecked since ~90% of my CDs are very lightly used and in mint condition. Drive is the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846 that shipped with my 2.16 GHz CD MBP.