Slow cd ripping with KAudioCreator
ylan.segal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 20:27:01 BST 2006
Bry Melvin wrote:
> */Ylan Segal <ylan.segal at gmail.com>/* wrote:
> I have a laptop running Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.06. I tried using KAudioCreator
> to rip a cd yesterday to mp3. I have lame installed and the ripping was
> done correctly, except that it was very, very slow. I am talking about
> 1X speed (~60 mins per cd).
> I doubt it is a hardware problem because the same computer running
> Windows XP 2 months ago could do the ripping in about 10 minutes.
> Does anybody else see this behavior with KAudioCreator? Can you
> recommend another cd ripper?
> I have used this program severa l times and found a number of unusual
> First I was using it on a networked setup and happened to have the
> "gateway" computer connect to a US National Labratory every time I
> started K Audio Creator and maintain the connection as long as the
> program is used. It turns out (from a whois and Phone call to them )
> that they Host several Linux repositories. It appears Kaudio creator is
> searching for udates.
That is certainly odd behavior.
> It also seems (according to the firewall data) to keep the connection to
> cddb persistently.
Why would it do that?
> Converting to mp3 seems to be slower than ogg or flac, but I did not get
> Lame from the Ubuntu repositories rather from wherever the installation
> for Nerolinux sent me. Lame works about the same in either program.
> I do notice that the ripping function changes speed depending on the cd
> be it CDR cdrw or original music cd. I've been doing a lot of this
> lately as we have been putting all our music on an old 400 P2 dedicated
> to being a Jukebo x.
I tried only with original music cds.
> An alternative is the Rythm Box/ Sound Juicer combination, which is
> default with the nome desktop.
Googling around a bit, I also found that konqueror itself is capable of
doing the ripping, also using lame (it does everything, doesn't it?). I
am going to try that as soon as I get home to my kubuntu machine. I
guess if there is a speed improvement, I'll know that the problem is
Another suggestion I found is to turn off error correction, but I am not
sure about that.
I'll report back with my findings.
More information about the kubuntu-users