Sound Juicer: slow?

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Mon May 23 16:33:40 UTC 2005


On Monday 23 May 2005 12:14, JP wrote:
> 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.

As earlier indicated on this list, you can open the configuration editor and 
go to:

apps >> sound-juicer

...and change the paranoia level to something else to speed up the rip 
process.

David

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