cdrdao extremely slow

Aere Greenway Aere at
Tue Dec 15 17:23:15 UTC 2015

On 12/15/2015 05:06 AM, Sansebar wrote:
> Hello!
> with Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I try to copy an audio-CD with cdrdao. Thus, 
> I enter:
> ~$ cdrdao read-cd --device /dev/cdrom data.toc
> But it took more than 1 hour to read in the first track with a length 
> of 2' 30 seconds.
> Can anybody help?
I do not have recent experience with this sort of thing.

What comes quickly to my mind, is the possibility that the software is 
getting many read-errors in trying to copy the track.  But I would think 
it would give-up the attempt, reporting 'too many errors', rather than 
taking over an hour to copy it.

The second thing that comes to mind, is that copy-protection/encryption 
is causing the software to loop through a very many dead-ends.

I have never used cdrdao, so what I have offered here is pure speculation.


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