I always know that when I start any of the media players to rip CD's that my system performance is shot for a while until the CD is done. Does not matter what player it is. If you could have a way to rip the songs better even if they took longer I would appreciate it. I don't care if a CD takes twice as long to rip as long as my system does not hang when I am writing a piece of code. Could be a setting in Media Player.