iTunes imports at 0.3x with error correction

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Derekasaurus, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Oct 24, 2003
    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    LethalWolfe

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    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #2
    From what I've heard yes it is. Error correction seems to make the ripping slower than real time.


    Lethal
     

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