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slow cd import itunes 8 vista

6960 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2009 6:31 PM by daneland RSS
bamw504 Calculating status...
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I've read a bit about extraordinarily slow import speeds for iTunes 8 on Vista platforms - in the range of .1x to 3.5x - for a commercially purchased cd, but to no avail do have the knowledge yet to resolve this. Please, it is draining my reserves of futility. What can or should I do? Can I even do anything?
Toshiba Satellite A215, Windows Vista
  • GeorgeJames Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2009 8:50 AM (in response to bamw504)
    yea im having the same problems too... im not sure if it is my cd drive or something else...
    i remember it used to imports cds at about 16x to 20x ish.
    toshiba, Windows Vista
  • StrikerUK Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2009 7:09 AM (in response to bamw504)
    The slowdown in itunes happened since version 7 if I remember right (error correction in preferances can slow down ripping as well). I used to have LG drives that where ripping at about 18x, then moved to Samsung and dropped to anything between 1x - 8x when I used to have an XP machine 3.0Ghz .
    And now the interesting bit.
    Since I built a new one with higher specs I expected that ripping would get faster. (I now have AMD Phenom II X4 3.00Ghz). The built is brand new from scratch. I tried ripping with the first DVDRW-ROM (LG) and got the same slow speed. This DVDRW-ROM is with IDE connection. When tried ripping with the other 2 LG BD-ROMs that are SATA connected speed shoot up to 26x!

    Try disabling error correction when ripping and see if there is a difference in speed, if not, if your motherboard supports SATA connection invest on a SATA DVDRW-ROM. It costs around £20.00 or approx $35.00. It worked for me.
    Homebuilt, Windows Vista, ASUS - ATI
  • maxsax Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2009 12:04 AM (in response to StrikerUK)
    any progress on this? I updated to 8.1.052 tonight and now I cannot import CD's (err, I can at .1x if I want to wait all night). I used to import discs at full speed until now. i tried to update the gear drivers. reinstalled. tried to reinstall 7.7 (install failed). please advise if there's a cure.
    Windows XP
  • Roy B Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:06 PM (in response to maxsax)
    Hello everyone,

    If CD importing has gotten slow after updating to iTunes 8.1, please try this:
    1. Quit iTunes.
    2. Windows users: Launch iTunes while holding down the Ctrl and Shift keys on the keyboard.
    Mac users: Launch iTunes while holding down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
    You should get a notification telling you iTunes is opening in safe mode.
    3. Click Continue.
    4. Import a CD as you normally would.

    How is the performance? Please report back here.
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    Mar 28, 2009 5:21 PM (in response to Roy B)
    I just tried this and it made no difference at all. My ripping topped out at 4.5x when it used to be around 11x or 12x. Thanks for the suggestion, though! I wonder if Apple will address this with an update. I surely hope so.

    Compaq Presario, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64, 1GB RAM
  • Stephen Kreutzer Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2009 4:54 PM (in response to Roy B)
    Same here - no difference whatsoever. Apple...get it fixed!
  • dealcloser76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 13, 2009 4:30 AM (in response to bamw504)
    have similar problem with you. Any help? Thanks.
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    Windows 2000
  • daneland Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2009 6:31 PM (in response to dealcloser76)
    I experienced this issue, ripping a CD took forever w/iTunes 8. None of the suggested work-arounds helped. Problem went away when I upgraded to Windows 7 (RC)/iTunes
    Dell laptop, Other OS


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