CPU usage while compressing files

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

  1. Rumfoord2101 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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