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    Time to rip/convert a single CD to FLAC?

    As I begin ripping all my CD's and simultaneously converting the files to FLAC, it seems to be taking excessively long. Each CD takes about 10 minutes to rip and convert, is this typical? I am using EAC for this. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspiribomb View Post
    As I begin ripping all my CD's and simultaneously converting the files to FLAC, it seems to be taking excessively long. Each CD takes about 10 minutes to rip and convert, is this typical? I am using EAC for this. Thanks in advance!
    Assuming the discs have no problems, yes. That's why it's good to have multiple computers setup for the task if you have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspiribomb View Post
    As I begin ripping all my CD's and simultaneously converting the files to FLAC, it seems to be taking excessively long. Each CD takes about 10 minutes to rip and convert, is this typical? I am using EAC for this. Thanks in advance!
    EAC can be slow, depending on your settings and your CD drive. Ten minutes for a sixty minute CD would be about 6X. I often get under 4X when doing a 'Test & Copy'.

    If you install AccurateRip you can usually use EAC's burst mode and get very fast rips along with assurance that the rip is accurate.

    The Flac compression should cost you almost nothing in time. In EAC options you can safely set 'On extraction, start external compressors...' and 'Use 1 simultaneous...'. This will launch the Flac encoder in the background while you rip the next track.

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    Wow, much better! Thank you!

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    Time to rip/convert a single CD to FLAC?

    Inspiribomb wrote:
    > As I begin ripping all my CD's and simultaneously converting the files
    > to FLAC, it seems to be taking excessively long. Each CD takes about
    > 10 minutes to rip and convert, is this typical? I am using EAC for
    > this. Thanks in advance!


    That's why I don't use EAC as the first cut.

    When it is in hyper careful mode, it takes a long time.

    I use something faster first, and if its perfect, I'm done. If there are
    problems, I use EAC.

    YMMV, of course.


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    Time to rip/convert a single CD to FLAC?

    >As I begin ripping all my CD's and simultaneously converting the files
    >to FLAC, it seems to be taking excessively long. Each CD takes about
    >10 minutes to rip and convert, is this typical? I am using EAC for
    >this. Thanks in advance!


    I have EAC configured in secure mode for my drive, and it rips in excess of 22x ("Copy" mode only, not "Test and Copy"). I only use Test if a rip reports possible errors.

    So, a 60 min disk takes ~ 60 mins / 22 = 2 mins 45 secs.

    Sounds like you haven't set up the drive configuration correctly.

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    Time to Rip

    I use dBpoweramp Reference. This uses multi-core CPU's to Rip and convert simultaneously. This speeds the process up considerably and for me is worth the extra cost since I save every time I rip and for large collection this is significant. It has the feature of EAC in terms of quality assurance. I think both programs are good but my preference is dB.
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