Sound Juicer: slow?
ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY
zamb at saudi.net.sa
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
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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