Hot iBook making iTunes import slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GimmeSlack12, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I'm having a tough time importing CD's into iTunes 4.9 . There are times when I can import a CD extremely quick (at 10x) and then some songs get hung up and either import very slow (.5x) or just stall altogether and I have to force quit out of iTunes. When I do eject the disc it is physically hot, I'm curious if anyone has had this occur. Its an iBook 1.33 12" (just got it).
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Are the CDs dirty?

    What are you encoding at?

    Is iTunes set to use error correction?

    My iBook imports just fine all the time at 160kbps MP3 with error correction turned off. :)
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Have you tried the same thing with the same discs in another computer? I have some CDs that import quickly and some slowly too, and I think that it is due to the dynamic balance of the CD -- that is, how true the plane of the disc is. If a disc is slightly warped or wavy or has a sticker on one side or something like that, even if it is not perceptible to the eye, it can generate a lot of vibration and so on when it is spinning at high speed.... I think you should find that the same CD consistently rips quickly or slowly, although a CD that rips at <1x is pretty sketchy.... :eek:

    Also, occasionally (two CDs out of about 250), I have had CDs that either rip funny (with pops and clicks and hiss) or will not rip. I don't know what causes that. At the time, when I had just bought my iBook, I actually ripped the CDs on my desktop PC. :(

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