xcdroast is fast...grip is too slow...

Brian Anderson bikehead at amberpoint.com
Fri Dec 12 04:07:32 UTC 2003


Thanks for the advice, but this isn't the problem.  Even with cdda2wav 
ripping runs at .9x speed.  XCDRoast is still much much faster.  I am 
tending toward believing it is an ide-scsi problem because the exact 
same problem occurs with rythmbox

Wayne Schuller wrote:

>hi,
>
>On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 09:32, Brian Anderson wrote:
>  
>
>>I have a Dell laptop running FC1 using xcdroast and grip updated from 
>>freshrpms.  When I use xcdroast, I can copy tracks from an audio CD at 
>>pretty rapid speed.  However, using grip it just crawls at a barely 
>>perceptable pace.  For example, xcdroast will rip a track in about 10 
>>seconds whereas grip will take about 5 minutes!
>>
>>    
>>
>
>This is a well known "problem", and should probably be documented in grip.
>
>What is happening is that grip uses "cdparanoia" by default.
>
>cdparanoia on its basic settings rips a cd very slowly because it
>does a lot of paranoid error checking.
>
>Give cdparanoia the -Z option (in the grip config) or tell grip to use cdda2wav.
>
>Then you will find grip is as fast as any other ripper.
>
>It is not a problem with dma or ide-scsi.
>
>I was ripping cds for years before I realised this massive speed improvement!
>
>Of course, if you have some doubt that the cd is scratched or jittery, uses the standard cdparanoia.
>
>thanks,
>wayne
>
>
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