Ripping DVDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jenja, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!
    I have some questions. When I rip DVDs to my macbook air my fans run at 6500rpm and my CPU is at 95 degrees celsius! That's really hot. My CPU usage while ripping is at 94-98%.
    Is there anyway that I can set a limit on my CPU usage to like 80% so the ripping will get slower but my CPU will run a bit cooler?
    On basic use I never need more then maybe 10-20% of my CPU so it wouldn't hurt me if my Air couldn't perform to 100% if it runs a bit cooler at high CPU tasks.
     
  2. macrumors 604

    ZBoater

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    Why are you concerned? Are you afraid your CPU will break if it runs that hot? Don't be. It can take it. :apple:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    ripping DVDs shouldn't be that cpu intensive. only conversion to other video formats does.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    It would appear the OP is using a program like Handbrake (with VLC) to rip to H264.

    An Elgato Turbo.264 would ease the load on your CPU.

    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/Turbo264HD/product1.en.html

    Edit. You need to rip the DVD first to a TS File with the Turbo.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    So? My MacBook Pro has gotten up to 105 degrees C. Months later no problems have arisen.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    That is normal for ripping DVDs. It won't hurt anything.

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    It is in fact CPU intensive because it is breaking the encryption.

     
  7. macrumors regular

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    with the advancement in cpu processing, brute force searching the decryption key shd be a piece of cake . once the decryption key is found for the dvd, it simply applies the same key to the rest of the vob files.
     

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