Ripping speed soomes to much depend on the ripping software. For example,
in my setup (XP SP1, external Plextor Premium CDR drive), iTunes ripps at
20x+ speed while EAC does 7x to 10x speed. In addition, with iTunes, when I
select "error correction" mode, the speed slows down to 0.5x (surprise...).
Software selection depends on your priority (and belief), and mine is the
best quality possible. Therefore, I use EAC. EAC + Plextor Premium give me
the satisfactory results.
Other difference between iTunes and EAC is the coverage of the database.
iTunes is linked to the paid database and has vast database while EAC is
linked to the free database with less data.
Speaking of ripping software, EAC's tagging is not the most suitable for
Squeezebox as Slimserver does not properly read the contents. I just store
it in the proper directory in the externail HD. I guess that's the price for
being lazy... :-) By the way, you would have to rip CDs by tracks (do not
use "IMAGE"). As far as I know, it is not open source.
From: Marc Sherman <msherman (AT) projectile (DOT) ca>
Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Subject: [slim] Recommended ripping software for windows?
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 14:45:40 -0500
It's time for me to re-rip my CD collection for use with my new Squeezebox,
and I was wondering what software people were recommending these days for
use on Win2k.
I used CDex for my last big batch of ripping, but it looks like it's been
unmaintained for about a year now, and it bundles an out-of-date version of
I've heard EAC mentioned a lot; is that what most people are using these
days? It's not open source, is it?
If it matters, I'll be ripping to high quality MP3, not FLAC.
Thanks for any advice,
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2005-01-03, 12:59 #1Ken HokugoGuest
Recommended ripping software for windows?