Hi Larrikin - So? How did you resolve the problem? I had been using the Express Ripper FREE Demo and was very happy with it. Then, this morning I purchased the "home" non-commercial version. I activated, dowqnloaded and registered ....and it's now taking a VERY LONG TIME ...well over 30 minutes so far for ten tracks.
My plan at this point, assuming it ever finishes - 8 tracks to go, will be to re-boot the laptop and then double-check Express Rip's setting. BTW: I'm ripping to flac
IMMEDIATE UPDATE and another "THANKS" to Fred28 (1 minute later) - I exited the Forum, closed MusicBee which had automatically opened when I inserted the CD, and Express Rip immediately sped up ...dramatically - it finished ripping the CD while I have been typing this.
So, the rule is: When using Express Rip do not have any software open that has any "CD capability".