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Old 08-11-2006, 07:14 PM   #1
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Ripping CD's?

OK - I just build a new system (high end) with a new DVD Dual Layer burner.
I noticed Debian came with a CD ripping program called "Sound Juicer". It works but the problem is that when I rip music from their original disk, I can hear the burner spool up which is when the theing just flies but sometimes it just creeps and does the slowest rip? One disk can take 2 minutes and the next can take 10 minutes even if they both had 45 minutes of data. I am ripping everything the same (.OGG) and it just seems very flakey. Windows Media Player just rips them no problem on the same burner and the speed is constant. When I use Sound Juicer, it like needs a good slap in the face and then finally starts going or sometimes it just rips the entire disk at 1k or whatever it does to take 10 minutes.

Any suggestions?
Old 08-11-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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You may need to change some settings...

I don't know what juicer uses for ripping.. but chances are it is set for a 'perfect' copy so 44,100 samples a second w/o error. Since you are making OGG files I wouldn't recommend this.

Try K3B.

k3b's default settings seem to rip quite fast...I have put the most beatup CD that won't play without skipping on my best mp3/CD player, and ripped it with ease with k3b.

while grip seems to do just what you have described.


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Make sure that DMA is enabled on the drive install the hdparm package then hdparm /dev/hd? as root changing the ? to the drive letter you can use dmesg | grep hd to see which letter it gets detected as. If you do not see the DMA set to on then as root again hdparm -d1 /dev/hd? to set it to make the change happen on each boot edit the /etc/hdparm.conf and add these line to the bottom of the file.

/dev/hd? {
        dma = on
Again changing to the proper drive letter.
Old 08-11-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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Actually, I have DMA disabled on the CD for this machine because of problems specific to the model. I've never seen anything like that using Grip.

... Now writing to the cd is a drag, but reading from it and writing to the hard drive is fast, fast, fast.


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