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I have been re-importing my CD's into iTunes b/c all my CD's were MP3 @ 128 kbps and I wanted to re-do them as AAC @ 192 kbps. Now, when I originally imported these I did them on an IBM Thinkpad T30 about a year ago and I averaged about 8x as the import speed. I have been importing these on my iMac and the speed has been all over the place. Some import at 14x - 18x but most are around 5x - 7x.

I guess I would have expected that almost all my CD's would have imported at above 14X with the expection for a few that are scratched, so why so slow? Also why do some import alot faster than others?

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Some of them may have copy protection on them... Which tends to slow it down quite a bit.

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I would agree with that, but alot of the CD's are old, prior to copy protection.
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It also depends on if you are doing other things on your computer

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