iTunes imports at 0.3x with error correction

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

  1. Derekasaurus macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2003
    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. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    From what I've heard yes it is. Error correction seems to make the ripping slower than real time.


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