2 optical drive question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dukebound85, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Is there a way I can rip a disc and watch a movie at the same time?

    When I try, it either
    1) doesnt work
    2) when I try VLC, it slows my system to a crawl (beachball)

    Anyone ever get around this issue?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    What machine are we talking about?

    What bus are these optical drives connected to?

    Are these both internal optical drives?

    If it is a Mac Pro or G5, and the optical drives are connected via the same IDE bus, chances are IDE just can't handle it.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    internal (sata) and a usb drive on my mb
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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  5. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Ripping a movie thrashes your computer. HandBrake will consume every processor cycle available to it, leaving nothing for any other applications. Most transcoding software is the same.

    Best way to rip one movie and watch another? Two computers.

    You could also rip in a virtual machine that only offered up one processor core. We were testing VMs on some new servers at work... the VM we set up only had access to four virtual cores, so it didn't bog down the entire system when we tested HandBrake. This might leave enough system to watch a DVD, but no guarantees.
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    no, I am using rip it which isnt processor hungary

    I know hanbrake is intense but even then, it doesnt slow my computers to a crawl as i can still do everything else normally. However, that is besides the point as I am not using handbrake

    It seems that dvd player and vlc cant handle two discs in at once. anyway to have one of these progams ignore the other disc when ripping a disk?
     

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