Thirsty burner

  ened 15:55 21 Apr 2004

1024DDR - 2.5Athlon - XPPro
I have just taken delivery of my first DVD burner
LG 4082B
I tried it out with 4GB of data on a DVD-R.
It uses all the resources on the machine and locks me out until the recording is complete.
The recorded data is fine but is this normal or do I not have it set up correctly?

  stalion 17:21 21 Apr 2004

The rendering uses a lot of the computer resources.Regards

  dazzling 17:38 21 Apr 2004

i dont find that sony burner according to task manager it only uses 14% of system resources athlon xp2200 1024ddr333.its certainly the case when encoding video to make it smaller but not burning.darren

  Agent Smith 18:11 21 Apr 2004

Still able to do things on my PC with Sony burner.
Athlon XP1700+ 512DDR RAM
Have just ordered XP3200+ 512 DDR 400fsb for upgrade...can hardly wait.

  ened 18:26 21 Apr 2004

dazzling&Agent Smith I was originally going to buy a Sony but was persuaded to go for LG.
I have always sworn by Sony and perhaps I should have stuck with them.

  DAG88 18:56 21 Apr 2004

you shouldn't use your computer while burning a DVD or CD. Doing so will greatly increase the chance of an error

  €dstowe 19:04 21 Apr 2004

Depends what you have set your writer software to do. Rendering from say, AVI to MPEG to DVD takes up a lot of resources and is best left on its own to do its thing. Interruptions in the data flow can easily cause crashes and, in such a long drawn out process, wastes a lot of time in doing that.

You should also shut down all unnecessary programs as well.

Thing to do is leave it going overnight if you can.


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