5.02 advertised ripping speed
This isn't a life and death issue, but what the hell, I have some spare time, and this is the Discussion forum - right?
The advertised Winamp ripping claims speeds up to 48x. The previous paragraph in the ad (Encoding) says something about "ripping into mp3 format" - which would imply that it is possible to rip AND encode at up to 48x.
Isn't this a bit misleading? Sure, 48x for ripping alone is achievable, but fast encoding (say 128 kbps CBR) on a pretty high speed computer would by itself run no more than 15x. So, for this scenario, the rip + encode process would have a speed of maybe 12x to 13x.
So, if I'm right about this, isn't Nullsoft maybe creating a few dissatisfied customers out there?