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Fast CD Ripper Mode [Windows Mac - AuI ConverteR]

Read this step-by-step guide on how to use fast CD-audio ripping, sound quality and mechanical safety matters. Windows from 7 to 11 and Mac [Intel and M1/M2] are supported.

Author: Yuri Korzunov,
Audiophile Inventory's developer with 25+ year experience in digital signal processing,
author of the articles that make audio easy for beginners

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How can I rip CDs faster on Mac and Windows

You can use fast CD-ripper mode to rapidly rip CD audio on Windows or Mac OSX to mp3, FLAC, WAV and other lossless and lossy formats:

  1. Put CD-audio into a compact disk drive and start CD ripper software AuI ConverteR 48x44:

  2. In the main window, push Open button;
    in the open file window, select track(s) on CD-audio. You select files on the CD (.cda or .aiff extensions). After it, push Open button*.
  3. In Settings, CD ripper / ISO tab, check "Fast CD ripper" switch.
    To set "Safe CD ripper" mode (slower), uncheck this switch.
  4. In right part of the main window, select output (target) file format (.mp3, .flac, .wav, .aiff, .alac, etc.), sample rate and bit depth.
  5. In Directory of output files field, select absolute path.
    IMPORTANT: Don't set a relative path.
  6. Assign album artwork *
  7. Push Start button and wait for end of extraction. Check ripping errors.



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* AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free rip the first CD-audio track (in the software main window, see the "Source files" list).
For the second and next CD-audio tracks, ripped files contain in the middle 2-second silence.
CD ripping of all tracks in the list is available in PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R editions.
Free edition don't assign artwork to the ripped files. Artwork assigning is available in all-included PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R editions).
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Sound quality

Optical disk errors

For most compact discs, fast CD ripping with result same safe mode: no reading errors. In other words, no difference in sound quality.

But, for some unstable-read CDs, safe mode is preferable. Because in safe mode the software has deeper error detection and recovering ability than in fast ripping mode.


Lossless CD extracting

To set  the lossless mode of CD ripping:

  • in Settings (in the right bottom of the main window, push Settings button), General tab, check "Don't make DSP..." switch;
  • in the right part of the main window, select output (target) format WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, sample rate 44100 Hz and bit depth 16 bit.
    Resampling isn't bit-perfect.

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Fast vs Safe CD ripper

CD ripper of AuI ConverteR software has 2 ripping modes:

  1. Fast CD ripper collects minimum statistics for error detection and can't correct broken data after CD drive.
  2. Safe CD-ripper gathers maximum information to detect errors and correct broken data after CD-drive’s data processing system. Probability of successful error detection and recovery is lesser 100%.

Fast CD ripping is suitable for most CDs. If the optical disk causes displayed errors in Fast mode, try Safe mode for this CD. This mode should detect errors better way and try recover it via additional algorithm.


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Mechanical impact on compact disc

If you want to reduce mechanical load to a ripped compact disk, in Settings > CD ripper/ ISO > check both "Fast CD ripper..." and "Force 1x CD speed..." switches.


Unstable reading

You can rip a single disk several times. Errors may be detected in different places for each riping seance. It happens due to unstable reading of this CD.



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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the best speed to rip a CD?

Minimum CD ripping speed (1x) is safest. For most of CD, maximum speed of a CD drive doesn't cause errors. CD ripping software should control errors and automatically chooses optimal speed. Read more...


What is the fastest CD ripper?

Fastest CD ripper read compact disk on highest speed of computer's CD drive. Read more...


How do I rip a large CD collection?

If you want to rip a large CD collection, you can do it in the fast mode. However, for more sureness, you can to do it in ths safe mode.


Can I rip multiple CDs at once?

As rule, you can connect one external USB CD drive to a computer. CD ripping requires a higher power supply due to intensive work. Connecting of additional drives can cause power supply or other USB issues.

However, you can rip multiple CDs at once. Use several computers with drives and installed ripping software.


What is the best quality to rip CDs?

To achieve the best quality of CD ripping, compact disc should be read without errors.

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