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Somewhat new to iTunes - Problem importing CDs

by Rob10 / March 12, 2008 12:15 AM PDT

Is there any solution to the problem of importing CDs into iTunes 7? I am running an XP PC with a 48X drive and it takes f o r e v e r to import tracks from my CDs. It seems to get to about 85% of each track, and then totally hangs, making viewing the iTunes impossible. What gives? I've got 300 or so CDs to go, and at this rate, I'll be at it for a week! Also, when transferring MP3's, it seemed to only do 5 at a time max. Is there any way to do more than that?
Frustrated

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It's 3am and all's well here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2008 2:07 AM PDT

My machine doesn't have any issue doing this as well as the dozen at the office. I'd look over my machine to see if there are any clues why you would be having an issue. Sadly the reason is not in your posting.

But here's a nugget. Most of our machines have newish dvdrw dual layer drives that are about a year old tops. How old is yours?

Bob

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Problem seems to be solved
by Rob10 / March 13, 2008 11:03 PM PDT

My drives (NEC 48X DVD-ROM and Plextor DVD-RW) are old, but haven't seen a lot of use and work fine ripping CDs with Windows Media Player.

I tried changing the decoder from AIFF to Apple Lossless and that seemed to fix the logjam. However, with a 20GB iPod, I better switch to AAC, or I'll never fit all my CDs!

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Here I have the HP 20GB iPod
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2008 11:59 PM PDT

And the only change I made to iTunes is to rip to MP3. No particular reason except I can use it on other software and devices.

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Import format
by Rob10 / March 15, 2008 12:11 AM PDT

Since the only device I'm using is an iPod, I decided to go with AAC @ 192kbps VBR. Sounds pretty good and takes up so much less space than Apple Lossless.

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