Run 2 instances of Burn at once

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  1. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    #1
    I want to run 2 instances of Burn, obviously on 2 different DVD drives at once, but when I use the USB connected Drive, the built in Superdrive says that the disc i insert is reserved for some other app.

    Any ideas on why this won't work?

    I like Toast and all, but these are 4.3 GB ISOs and it wants to compress and extract them anyway before burning...a waste of time for backing up my DVD collection.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Is the problem with starting two instances, or getting them to behave independently?

    It is possible to start two (or more) instances of any Mac OS X application, but you have to do some fiddling to start the second instance. The first one can be started the normal way. The second one can be started by doing this: Right-click (or control-click) the application, choose Show Package Contents. Navigate into the Contents folder, then the MacOS folder. You'll see a file with a UNIX executable icon in here - double click it. (A Terminal window will open - this is normal. Do NOT close it, or the second instance will be lost.)

    Once you've got both instances running, I've not used Burn before so I can't be of much help if they won't behave independently.
     
  3. bmcgonag thread starter macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    OH i could start two instances, I just rightclicked on Burn in Applications folder and clicked 'Duplicate', then named the Duplicate 'Burn 2'...start each one, no problem. Start burning with one, no problem, start burning with the second...won't work.

    I do this with Toast and Toast 2, no problems at all except that it wants to compress and extract even with an ISO file. Time wasted.

    I also do this with Mactheripper, and it works fine. Just not sure why Burn won't do it.

    Anyway, thanks for the tip.

    brian

     

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