In my many years of burning with Nero, I have never been able to burn a CD/DVD while I'm doing something else. It's like a sleeping baby- I have to tiptoe around so as not to disturb it. It's gotten a tiny bit better over the years- I can have one or two very small processes running, but if I try to do anything even moderately challenging (like watching a movie), it's coaster city.
I'm a little late to the party, but I recently acquired a dual core PC. One of the most exciting aspects about having more than one core is the theoretic ability to utilize 100% of one core to burn while using the other core to do some other CPU intensive task like encoding.
Does this additional core mark the end of my 'I'm burning so I can't do anything else' era or am I living in a pipe dream?
Also, if an extra core does allow me to multi-task, could the activity on the other core somehow effect the quality of my burns? I'm using somewhat suspect quality media, that, so far, has been treating me well (at lower burning speeds), but I really can't take any chances with it.