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6960 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2009 6:31 PM by daneland
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
-JasonCompaq Presario, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64, 1GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 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 188.8.131.52.Dell laptop, Other OS