Sound Juicer: slow?

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Mon May 23 17:37:44 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 12:33 -0400, David M. Carney wrote: 
> 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.
> >
> 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
Thanks both of you for replying, but that's not the problem.  (YES, it
dose go away when stopping “cdparanoia” error-correction reading
functionality, but that's for a good reason (read down) and it's not the

The problem is in the native IDE interface in the stock Ubuntu Kernel
when reading “sub-channel” (for error-correcting, which used by

You don't face this problem if you're using the IDE-SCSI emulation
interface even when turning “cdparanoia” level to the maximum.  Here are
some links about the subject:


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