Joined: 04 May 2005 Posts: 11181 Location: Arizona USA
Posted: Wed 25 Nov 2009, 15:52 Post_subject:
Re: My Pentium 100 with 64MB RAM. hangs during boot, copying Sub_title: Stalls "copying pup_214.sfs to tmpfs...."
...If you want to rip CD to mp3 I'm not sure that your processor is up to it. If any one knows differently I'm very interested, I have a p133 laptop that I would like to be able to do this with if it is possible.
I'm certainly no expert but here's my opinion:
Ripping a CD to mp3 is a two-step process (at least in Puppy). First the track(s) on the CD are ripped to the HDD as a .wav (I think) file, then the .wav file(s) are converted to mp3 by some algorithm or other. If the computer can play the CD then it ought to be able to rip the .wav files to HDD. After that, converting the .wav files to .mp3 can be done at any speed.
So if Puppy can play the CD in your computer, and there's enough room in the Puppy save file to hold the contents of the CD, then it *ought* to be possible for Puppy to convert the CD to mp3 even with a slow processor.