Very slow ripping

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Sun May 1 02:03:29 UTC 2005

On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 11:38:06AM EST, Andy Choens wrote:
> > 1) I reran grip, and I'm still getting rip speeds between 2x
> > and 3x; and
> It's definitely a setting somewhere.  I would like to know where too. 
> I was ripping a CD last night and was getting a whopping 1.5x speed. 
> I've got 1/2 a gig of ram too, a fast CD-ROM drive, and plenty of
> spare CPU cycles to rip a CD quicker than that.
> On SUSE I could rip CD's like a daemon...I mean it's
> just a silly setting somewhere...but hdparm ain't it.
> hdparm is turned on by default when I boot (see below), and I can
> watch DVD's on the same drive (it's a CD/CD-Burner/DVD Drive combo)
> all day long without so much as a skip, and I can copy data CD's at
> very high speed, but I can't rip.

It could be cdparanoia being paranoid about ripping. :)

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