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Old 11-12-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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K3B + flac + ripping = hang.

Well, not exactly "hang", but let me explain:


1: Start K3b
2: insert audio cd
3: Select cdrom drive from list
4: notice that cddb query works fine and fills in the right info
5: make sure all tracks have a checkbox
6: click rip icon
7: select FLAC

At this point k3b rips the first track, and I get a message in the box to the effect of "Track 1 succesfully ripped to /blah/blah/etc/etc".

And this is when the trouble happens. k3b just sits there. It's not frozen per se', the "time elapsed" counter keeps ticking, and if I hit cancel it confirms that I want to stop the ripping process (although it doens't actually cancel).

This happens if I chose FLAC or MP3. but if I choose WAVE output, it rips the CD just fine.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated. The CD's to rip pile on my desk is getting really big


Gentoo (Fully updated to latest portage releases.)
K3B 0.10.2 (Although I had the same problem in 0.10.1)
Flac (not sure what version, i re-installed last night, so probably latest.)

P4 2.53 Ghz
512MB Ram
ATI 9700 Pro (not working quite right, but I'll save that for another post.)
SBLive Value
40GB IDE drive
40x IDE Cdrom burner

Last edited by ShockValue; 11-12-2003 at 10:45 AM.
Old 11-12-2003, 01:22 PM   #2
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This is because it is now encoding the ripped file. K3b rips the file to a .wav, then it encodes the .wav to a flac or mp3 or ogg or whatever you choose, which takes some time.
Old 11-12-2003, 01:28 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention that it will sit there (seemingly) indeffinatly in this "hung" state. For a test, I set it up to rip to flac when I got home. It was still there 5 hours later in the same "hung" state when I went to sleep. When I work up this morning it was pushing 13 hours of sitting there doing nothing.

I have serious doubts it takes that long to encode 1 flac file
Old 11-12-2003, 05:55 PM   #4
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When I get home I think I'll try ripping a cd to wave, and then encoding them to flac externally. See if taht works.


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