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Old 10-19-2004, 02:15 PM   #1
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Angry MP3 Ripping with Grip painfully slow


Hi Guys,

I'm slowly trying to become independent of Windows and this problem is one of the major things preventing me from doing so. Not sure if this belongs on the hardware or software forum

I usually use CDex in Windows to rip my CDs to MP3 and I think it's an excellent program. I was quite disappointed when I installed Grip to find that it seems to be far slower. Before I get flamed, I realise that it probably isn't Grip itself that's causing the ripping process to be so slow.

When I rip a disk using CDex it takes around 4 minutes. When I rip the same disk using Grip it takes around 14 minutes

I have read through the docs on Grip and messed about with all the setting (especially the cd paranoia ones) but nothing seems to make much difference to the ripping speed. I have tried using both my DVD-ROM and DVD Writer as the source drive but that makes no difference either. I have enabled DMA mode on both drives. Is that the right thing to do?

Please help as this is the biggest problem I have that is preventing switching to Linux fully.

Thanks in advance,
Dave

AMD Athlon XP 1800+
640MB DDR
40GB SCSI HDD
40GB IDE HDD
LITE-ON 16x DVD-ROM
Pioneer 108 DVD+-RW
Win XP Pro / SuSE 9.1 Pro
KDE 3.3.0
Kernel 2.6.4-52-default

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Old 10-19-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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I assume your using kde. Try a kde ripping app like KaudioCreator. It should be on your install cds if it's not installed already.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 05:57 PM   #3
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The program that grip uses is cdparanoia. It does a lot of error correction and verifies if the data is near perfect. Doing all of this creates over head. You can use cdda2wav and specify the -S option with a desire speed. You will not get a perfect rip but it will be faster than before. Speed is not better than ripping a near pefect copy. I suggest ogg or flac audio formats because they are better than mp3.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 03:28 AM   #4
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I am having a little bit of a problem with KAudioCreator. I'm trying to use it to create mp3 files of 160 Kbps (fixed) bitrate. The default of lame, the encoder it uses, is 128 Kbps (according to the man file).

Now, I try to change the bitrate by adding the "-b 160" command-line option in "setting KAudioCreator." However, the change is gone after I hit "OK." And for some strange reason, the result mp3 files have varying bitrates; some are 128 Kbps, others are 192 Kbps. What gives?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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dalhard,

Please do not hijack posts as it causes the conversations to run off-topic. You should post the issue you raised as a new post within the Software forum.

Cheers,
lplates
 
Old 10-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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Please do not hijack posts as it causes the conversations to run off-topic. You should post the issue you raised as a new post within the Software forum.
Sorry, my bad. That was never my intention.
 
  


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