Why is it taking so long to rip a CD on my Mac?

Episode 1083 (1:12:22)

John from Canyon, CA

John rips his CDs and puts them on his iPad to listen to. But his new iMac takes a lot longer to rip his CDs in iTunes than his old one. He even tried a third party ripper and it takes the same amount of time.

Leo says that's an odd development because the machines are much faster. Leo suggests looking at the bitrate that John is ripping to. Another issue is error correction. If that's enabled, that will really slow things down. Turning that off would speed things up. Leo also thinks that iTunes could be contributing to the problem, because as it's progressed, it's gotten worse.

John should check out this manual from freerip.com for more possible causes, and how he could resolve this.

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