Sound Juicer: slow?

JP jaypee at
Mon May 23 16:14:28 UTC 2005

Sound juicer uses the cdparanoia library which corrects bit errors when
reading the cd. Thats probably the main reason why it is significantly
slower than XP.
XP rippers in genreal dont check errors on the disc (think the
over-sampling you get on a CD walkman) and often you get skips if
your CD is not pristine.

So it is slower cos it's better :)
I sure you can tweak the settings of cdparanoia but it is a tradeoff
between speed and quality.

On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 03:26 +0300, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 01:13 +0200, Michaël Van Dorpe wrote:
> > This is my first day on Ubuntu (from mandrakelinux 10.1, which, a couple 
> > of months ago, replaced windows xp for me), and it has been very nice.
> > 
> > Right now, I'm ripping a cd with Sound Juicer, to the .ogg format. Speed 
> > is only 1.3x How come? Is it because Sound Juicer is a new program? Or 
> > because making .ogg files is more difficult than .mp3's? Or is my cd 
> > drive not fully recognized?
> > 
> > This is not a big problem for me, but I'm curious whether other people 
> > experience the same thing.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> Yes, and there was a thread on this list about it.  There's a problem
> with DMA in the Kernel when ripping using the native IDE interface.  To
> fix it, either compile you're own Kernel, or use SCSI emulation for IDE
> CD-ROM drive(s).  Search this list's archive for more info.
> Ziyad.

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