iTunes 9 tiger encoding AAC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crewkid89, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. crewkid89 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    United States
    On my 1ghz PB 12 iTunes ripping a CD seems to be using 50-80% of the CPU. Is ripping a CD really that processor intensive or is there a more efficient program for ripping CDs? I ask because when I rip a CD the laptop becomes very hot (as in too hot for my lap) and the fan goes nuts.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It can be. When ripping a cd, iTunes will process the data as fast as possible. Notice the window say the speed, 5x or 10x below the track name. That's how fast its ripping it. 1x is the equivalent to listening to the cd in a cd player. The faster the cd drive, the faster iTunes can push the audio through the CPU for processing. All this processing can generate heat.

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