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Speed Ripping

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by meercat, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. meercat

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    What is the fastest way to rip CDs into WMA files? Is there any software that would support multiple CD drives ripping simultaneously?
     
  2. driver8

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    Can't offer any advice other than dvdhelp &/or google.

    Just curious as to the need for such speed: multiple drives ripping simultaneously?
     
  4. Branxx

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    Almost any software player that can run in multiple instanced will do that (exluding Windiws Media Player).
     
  5. meercat

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    Thanks all. EAC was suggested and runs in multiple instances, so will try this. It doesn't seem obvious which do and don't. Recommendations other than EAC that will do this??

    Why did I need this? Have a home entertainment and controls business and needed an efficient way to rip customer's cds for their media servers.
     
  6. Branxx

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    Make sure you are ripping each instance on the separate drive otherwise your file will be very fragmented.

    Alternatively, run disk defragmented once you finished.
     
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    Understood ;)

    I can see why speed/multiple instance ripping is an issue. Best of luck.

    :smoke:
     
  8. Scott Smart

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    EAC IS the most accurate way but I doubt that it is the fastest. With EAC you know that it will try as hard as possible to get the data of off the original disc. I always use EAC.

    -Scott
     
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    Well, EAC can be made 'faster' by turning down (or off) the quality checking, but that pretty much defeats the point!

    I've found that running multiple versions on a single machine doesn't help much (ie to rip 2 CDs takes as long as doing it one after the other) BUT I've run three copies on three separate machines, each writing the data to a RAID 5 partiion on one of my servers which made a difference :)

    Of course, that was ripping to WAV - you then need to batch encode to MP3/WMA though again running multiple copies on a single machine won't speed things up (unless its got multiple processors).
     

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