Ripping CDs Takes 20 Minutes?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nosey313, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. nosey313 macrumors member

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    I just tried to rip a couple CDs onto my new iMac for the first time. Both of them took about 15-20 minutes to rip. Is this normal?
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    That sounds slow, it generally takes me 7-10 minutes on a Macbook.
     
  3. Qwickshot macrumors newbie

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    If you have error checking on it makes ripping slow... Turn it off and it should ake 5-6mins per CD
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Also try cleaning the disk, that might help. If the CD is scratched, that'll increase the time :)
     
  5. nosey313 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    What brand name Optical drive do you have in your imac?

    You can check your optical drive brand name by clicking the Apple Menu, then do Option+System Profiler (the about this mac disappears and turns into system profiler), then click disc burning in the side bar. then copy and the bold text and paste it here. I have had good luck with my Matshita Drive.
     
  7. montycat macrumors 6502

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    How does one turn off error checking? I couldn't find that option. MC
     
  8. three macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a loud sound coming from your drive?
     

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