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Old 01-10-2004, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm currently using KAudioCreator (it was the only one I could get to work, and I haven't bothered searching for any alternatives...yeah a bit lazy, but I don't use it that much). Lately, I've been frustrated by the painfully slow ripping speed. It seems like it should be faster - I'm running XP2000+ / 512 DDR / 52X CDROM and only getting about 2x speed. Could this be a hardware config problem? It may just be a KAudio config problem - I have seen some info about turning off some CDParanoia options, but KAudio doesn't have any of these options, so I'm left in the dark. Maybe I should try another prog. If KAudio is notoriously slow or lacking in options, what rippers do you prefer?

Old 01-10-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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Hmmmmm...Have you tried Grip?

It's very nice.
Old 01-10-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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Sometimes slower is better, especially if the CD has some scratches. I prefer cdparanoia myself, which is the slower ripper but gives clean rips. I find it much better than any Windows ripper I ever tried.

# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -D -B "1-"

You actually only have two choices, cdda2wav (fastest) or cdparanioa (slowest but cleanest), no matter what gui you chose.

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Old 01-10-2004, 02:50 PM   #4
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It sounds like you're not using SCSI emulation. Try ripping when you're accessing your CD-ROM through ide-scsi and see if you get better results.



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