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What exactly is the basic ripper?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:46 am
by khead
I had been wondering about this in a general sense for a while now.
I’m even more curious now that, for the first time I’ve checked, it’s actually ripping quite a bit slower than the paranoia ripper on a brand new perfect condition disk
Quite strange.

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:48 pm
by khead
The strange slower reading speed is related to one specific drive (Lite-On) in an external enclosure. Switching to an NEC in the same enclosure, things work as they should.


Is the basic ripper a sort of generic thing?
Might the iTunes ripper with error correction off be the same thing, or is there another application that uses the same ripper?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:19 pm
by sbooth
The basic ripper takes a pretty generic approach- it uses the same interface to the CD drive as the comparison ripper (which uses DKIOCD* ioctls for the dirty work) but it simply reads a block and then saves it, with no C2 error checking or anything of the like.

As far as another application using the same ripper, it's possible since Max is open-source but I did write it from scratch for Max.

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:54 pm
by khead
Thanks.

Don’t know what DKIOCD means though... :wink:

Just wondering if there might be any reason to think there might be a difference in the way non error correcting rippers might perform... but I don’t even know if there might be any others available on the Mac other than possibly the one in iTunes.