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Rip first, then convert in batch
Authored by: krishna on Oct 27, '04 10:42:29PM
G4 800 w/ 1GB very slow rip time with Ogg Drop compared to ripping with the Itunes .mp3 slight problem, although a smaller file size for the sound of course.

When I ripped my collection, it made a lot more sense to first rip everything to wav via itunes (or everything I could until I was getting ready to go to sleep). I'd then highlight all the .wav files, and convert them all to mp3 at once -- which usually took a few hours, so I let it run overnight.

This way I could switch all the cds in and out at top speed at the beginning (on a fast cd drive, this is about 3 minutes/cd), rather than being limited by the slower of the cpu and the cd drive during any individual rip-and-convert operation.

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