Extremely slow CD ripping speed

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at saudi.net.sa
Thu Jun 9 18:22:52 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 18:09 +0100, paroxetine at mmhmm.org wrote:
> I am using Sound Juicer to rip CDs. I have a relatively fast CD-ROM drive, and
> when ripping with Windows Media Player in Windows, the speed is very very fast.
> But when using Sound Juicer, I rip at 1.4x and it takes almost 30 minutes to rip
> an audio disc.
> Am I not doing something right? Thanks.
> /Edwin
No, you didn't do anything wrong.  There's a (small) bug in the Kernel
that somehow affects ripping CDs (on some systems).  Here are somethings
that might help you:
      * Make sure you have DMA enabled for your drive.  Run:
        sudo hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc
     You might change “/dev/hdc” to “/dev/hdb” or “/dev/hdd”.
      * Turn off GNOME Volume Manager: “System” -->  “Preferences” -->
        “Removable Drives and Media” and clear all the options under
        “Removable Storage”

If you need more info, search this list (there's a very long thread
about this subject and it's still alive) and see those two links
(somewhat technical talk):

Hopefully, the new Ubuntu release (named “Breezy” and to be released in
a few months) will have this fixed.


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