[mythtv-users] cd ripping slow? -> What's to be expected.

Eric Ladner eric.ladner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 21:29:43 EST 2005

Well, for that CPU, 6x ripping is about right.  Remember that ripping
the CD isn't just about raw data transfer from the disk, it's got to
be converted from cdda to mp3 in the process.  If in doubt, install
grip and run that on the desktop.  There you can see the transfer from
disk speed separate from the convert to mp3 speed.  The second is by
far the slowest link in the chain.


On 12/1/05, Ronald Wielink <ronald.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I've recently put together a setup with fairly decent specifications, see
> below. As far as I can judge right now everything works ok. However, ripping
> CDs (to mp3) takes quite a while, about 10 minutes. I would say that at 48x
> speed this could be done much faster. Since I can't do much else with mythtv
> during the ripping process I would like to configure things as much as
> possible for optimum speed.
> Could someone please enlighten me how long riping an "average" CD would
> take?
> thanks in advance,
> Ronald
> Here are my specs:
> HDD 250 GB, 7200 Rpm, 8 MB, Serial ATA  II/300
> Intel Celeron D 325J 2.53 GHz, 533 MHz,
> Memory 512 MB, PC3200, 400 MHz,
> Hauppauge PVR-150
> Asus V9400-X /TD 128 MB
> DVD-Writer BenQ DW1640 CD reading speed: 48x
Eric Ladner

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