Anyone know what the PowerPC "Translate" process means in Activity Monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by StephenCampbell, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. StephenCampbell, Jun 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011

    StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2009
    I had just installed Final Cut Pro 6 from the Final Cut Studio 2 installation DVD, and first of all, it got stuck during the "Running package script" stage at the end of installation, and I eventually force quit it (Final Cut Pro runs fine), but that's another story.

    After the installation, the disc wouldn't eject (I assume somehow related to the fact that it had frozen during that last stage), and after quitting all open applications, it still wouldn't eject, so I went into activity monitor, and saw this:


    I quit the "translate" thing, and then I still got the "cannot eject" message when I tried to eject the disk, but upon clicking "cancel" (as opposed to "force eject") the disc suddenly ejected. So, probably related to me quitting "translate."

    What is "translate?"
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
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  3. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2009
  4. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2008
    Plymouth, MI
    I'm thinking it probably means that that is Rosetta running(converting) a PPC application to run on your Intel Mac.

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