Compressor and Display

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by robx2, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. robx2 macrumors member

    May 27, 2005

    I'm running Compressor 2 for long periods of time on my Powerbook (Aluminum 1.25 GHz G4 w/ Tiger). Running 2-pass DVD encoding on about 90 minutes of video. Needless to say it's an all-night affair.

    When I'm running Compressor, the screen saver won't come on and the display nevers goes to sleep. Obviously, I can use a hot corner to activate the screen saver, but the display never powers down. The display will turn off when other apps are running long processes, but not Compressor. Any ideas?

    Also, are there any risks to running these really long, processor-intensive compression jobs on a Powerbook?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003

    unless your room is really really really hot then no. considering it is over night, so i imagine 12 hours max. since your computer is a notebook there will be battery life concerns after serveral days. however, normal desktop can runs processor intensive application for years as long as they are kept at proper temperature. just ask anybody who has a desktop that just anybody who does folding, seti at home, or dnetc.

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