Does it matter if you do other things while you are burning a dvd?

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#1

does it matter if your continue to surf the internet or do other things on the same computer which you are burning a cd or dvd . Does it hurt the quality of the dvd or cd?


#2

Not unless you are maxing out the memory and buffers. For the most part the answer will be no…


#3

Depends on a lot of factors I think.

If the source of the burn is the one & only HDD you’ve got then you must be very careful not to do anything that uses a great deal of disk activity.

Likewise don’t run anything that might try to access the burner.


#4

So like surfing the internet will be ok, so long I am not maxing out the memory. But playing a game or printing something would not be good.


#5

I’d say so. I certainly do that when I’m burning & no problems so far.


#6

I never do anything while the burning is going on even if I can since waiting for 8 to 9 minutes is not that long. I do at times start printing a label but I only start the burn after the printer has started. I just feel that why take the chance of making a disk that has skips in it because I could not wait for 8 to 9 minutes. In my cases I have a second computer so if I want to go on the internet I do it on the second computer. Never can understand why people get a new computer and then get rid of the second one for little of nothing when with a simple router they could be using the old one while the new one is doing something like burning a cd.


#7

It all depends on whether your processor and motherboard are multi-tasking and compatible and you have enough system memory not to mention a very good high-end video card.


#8

i have burnt both ways and my burning was much more successful (no skipping or errors) when I left the computer alone (I have a laptop that I play on while i wait that long seven - to - eight mins… ha ha)… I also turn off my screensaver while I am burning… I am pretty sure that is a personal choice though as its about 50 - 50 with my mates whether to leave it on or turn it off…

TCAS- is there an easy way to know whether your processor and motherboard are multi-tasking and compatible and if you have enough system memory not to mention a very good high-end video card??