CPU usage while compressing files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rumfoord2101, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Rumfoord2101 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    Im starting to learn about CPU usage and memory so Ive been monitoring my processes.
    I noticed that while compressing a file with Ripit (which uses Handbrake) my CPU usage was reading 100%

    Is that normal for file compressing?

    (black '08 macbook, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2gb Memory)
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, as RipIt transcodes the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD footage to another format and codec (MPEG-4 variant), which is highly CPU intensive.
  3. Rumfoord2101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    Great, Thanks. Trying to familiarize myself with how these work.

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