My new ripping record!

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  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    So I am still ripping my entire CD collection and noticed today that I am ripping awfully fast. 20.2x to be exact. My settings are MP3/160kbps/NO error correction on a DP867/768MB/160GB.

    Did 10.3.3 improve ripping speeds?
     

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  2. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    I haven't noticed any difference in ripping speed with 10.3.3. The speed mostly seems to depend on the CD drive's speed, which in turn depends on the condition of the CD. I have ripped CDs with 20x speed before (on a AlPB 15"), but for some CDs, it's only 4x or so.
     
  3. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen speeds of 25x or more, thats on my DP1ghz so it sorta makes sense, haven't seen those speeds with AAC files though. In fact IIRC back in the days of soundjam mp and OS 9 on my 400 g4 upgraded beige g3 i used to get speeds of at least 20x on most imports.
     
  4. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    my G4/500 cpu gets me between 5.8-7.2x. fast enough for me
     
  5. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    AAC compression and playback take considerably more proccessing time than MP3. Also iTunes MP3 compression is pretty crappy compared to LAME, Xing, FhG, and it's own AAC. I wouldn't use iTunes to rip to MP3, use AAC unless you don't care how it sounds. If you need to have MP3, use a ripper with LAME to encode, then import into your iTunes library.
     
  6. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but I haven't ripped any MP3's for a while and when I did I use to use the LAME terminal encoder with iTunes scripts, always worked nicely, plus it looked cool having the terminal report on progress and give you lots of details about the ripping process in real time.
     

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