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    Default Anyone else using Exact Audio Copy to burn CDs onto a hard drive?

    If so can you explain why mine takes about 1 hour per CD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    If so can you explain why mine takes about 1 hour per CD?
    Are you transcoding into something that requires significant number crunching? That can take time depending how powerful your computer is.

    Worth checking your settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Are you transcoding into something that requires significant number crunching? That can take time depending how powerful your computer is.

    Worth checking your settings.

    Got the latest version?
    Thanks Tom. I have just downloaded the latest version of EAC and am burning as WAV files. What would be a typical time to burn an entire CD, and what settings should I check?
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    That's very strange, WAV files are pretty close to what's on the CD originally same bit rate and resolution so shouldn't take long to rip at all. On my Mac I'd expect to do it in 5 minutes and I'd expect a PC to do the same.

    Are you close to using all your disk space on the PC? Or have limited RAM available - the latter can be helped if you shut eveything else down and reboot, just open the CD software.

    Setting really ... just check you aren't upsampling to some higher resolution or bit rate, or applying some really high compression rate. Is the CD drive internal or external?
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    As far as I remember it can depend on if the CD is scratched and if you are using a high level of accuracy.

    It will re-check on errors which can take ages.

    Did you calibrate your drive in eac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    As far as I remember it can depend on if the CD is scratched and if you are using a high level of accuracy.

    It will re-check on errors which can take ages.

    Did you calibrate your drive in eac?

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    I haven't calibrated my drive and its the same on new or old discs. The drive is internal, but I will check the speed with just the burner running. I never had this problem on my older computer (5-10 minutes for full CD) and it was lower spec than my current one
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    Try a different ripping tool (e.g. cueripper within cuetools, or dbpoweramp) and if that works fine then EAC is at fault (reinstall it?), if still slow then your cd drive has a fault.

    dbpoweramp has a 'burst' mode which bypasses error checking.
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    Sounds like the drive is struggling and ripping very slow. I have a internal that does this, especially if it gets hot

    I also find eac to be touchy with drives and some os.

    Try a decent external one if you can.
    Or trial jriver
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Sounds like the drive is struggling and ripping very slow. I have a internal that does this, especially if it gets hot

    I also find eac to be touchy with drives and some os.

    Try a decent external one if you can.
    Or trial jriver
    Bit of a novice at this sort of thing. Can one buy a USB external burner which is plug and play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    Bit of a novice at this sort of thing. Can one buy a USB external burner which is plug and play?
    Most are plug n play these days.
    Try amazon or ebay. But first thing is to get a free trial on say jriver. Not costs involved. Think you get a month. It does everything and is well worth the price.
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