Handbrake Paused/Stopped when Air went to Sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bembol, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Before I went to work last night, I ran Handbrake.

    I just got home and found out it's only 20% completed?!?!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    What OS? I've never had my mac go to sleep in the middle of handbrake. That is odd but I use a desktop. If you have scheduling assistant set up to sleep at a certain time, I believe that overrides everything else.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Well if the MBA went to sleep, the app would stop working.

    If I know I'll be doing some processing that will take hours, then I turn off the sleep, just to be safe
  4. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    If you put your computer to sleep, it will (as the word "sleep" suggests) pause all current apps running. If you want to run something overnight, go into System Preferences -> Energy Saver and change it to never go to sleep when plugged in (display sleep is ok, but not computer sleep). Also, don't close the lid when you leave it, as that automatically sleeps your computer.
  5. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    It can also be the other way around where handbrake for unknown reason stopped its work (perhaps due to a failure) and hence after a while of idle your computer went to sleep as it should.
  6. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    The Netherlands - Utrecht
    I've noticed the same thing with my mac mini since i've updated to 10.8...
  7. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Mountain Lion no longer uses disk activity to delay sleep. Instead, it requires apps to make set power management assertions to keep it going.

    There's a new command-line utility called "caffeinate" which will run a command and keep the system from sleeping while that happens.
  8. bembol thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006

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